Leafy Greens

LGMA updates metrics to align with Produce Safety Rule

Some six months before compliance with the new Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule is required on all U.S. produce farms, the California and Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements (LGMA) have updated their required... more »

LGMA honors California ag secretary

The California leafy greens community recently met in Salinas to recognize those responsible for creating the public-partnership formed ten years ago under the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA). “It’s not often that a group... more »

Large New Hampshire greenhouse operation gets USDA loan

  A business that wants to build two hydroponic greenhouses in New Hampshire's North Country to get tomatoes and salad greens more quickly to New England supermarkets has received $25 million from USDA. North Country... more »

Suncrest USA doing lettuce the hydroponic way

Suncrest USA is putting its best foot forward to become a leader in sustainable hydroponic growing technology, ramping up production in Silicon Valley to meet what the company said is strong demand from restaurants and... more »

Local lettuce production pursued with hydroponic touch

Jim Day describes the hydroponic vegetable industry as “a very fast growing and exciting sector.” Day founded Suncrest USA on Jan. 1, 2012. As an entrepreneur, Day has launched several companies and has been active... more »

Lēf Farms hires production manager

Lēf Farms has hired Kyle Scamman as the company’s production manager. Scamman brings with him 17 years of farming and growing experience under his belt. Growing up on his family’s New Hampshire farm, he learned... more »

BrightFarms announces voluntary regional recall of produce

BrightFarms is initiating a voluntary recall of packaged produce sold in Giant Food stores due to the potential presence of metal as a result of construction at its Elkwood, Virginia (Culpeper County) greenhouse farm. According... more »

High tunnel winter lettuce tips

Ultra-niche crops are defined as exceptionally high-value crops that can provide a significant source of income to the farmer while using minimal land area. Winter lettuce is a crop that is seeded or transplanted in... more »

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