Variety of methods keep track of farm visitors

On a busy weekend day, Tougas Family Farm can see upwards of 10,000 customers walking through its fields and orchards. Making sure everyone has paid admission, keeping customers in the right fields an... more

Skelly’s Farm Market adapts to retail agriculture

A traditional Midwestern farm that raised 350 acres of field crops and milked 50 cows a day has successfully converted to a small vegetable growing and farm mar... more

Seedway hires vegetable sales rep

SeedWay has hired Steve Johnson as a vegetable seed sales representative for Ohio, West Virginia, Western Pennslyvania and Western New York. A ... more »

TOMRA working groups to discuss food industry digital standards

TOMRA Food is forming cross-industry working groups to accelerate development of digital standards for the food industry, with the first meetings to b... more »

Report: Organic fresh produce worth $5 billion in 2017

Sales of organic fresh produce items hit jumped 8 percent, hitting nearly $5 billion in 2017, according to numbers released Thursday by the Organic Pr... more »

Amazon/Whole Foods start grocery delivery with plans to expand

Amazon and Whole Foods Market Feb. 7 announced the introduction of free two-hour delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market thro... more »

 ‘MARS,’ a new digital platform for market reporting, launched

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) this spring will launch a new electronic data platform to deliver market price information to the commod... more »

Marketing session at Southwest Michigan Horticulture Days

These days, being a produce farmer involves much more than growing food. For farms that directly market fruits and vegetables to customers, marketing ... more »

Ohio AgritourismReady Conference set for March 10

On March 10, the Ohio AgritourismReady Conference will be held at at the Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon.  Attendees will learn how t... more »

Washington state group plans pair of Farmers Market Workshops

In 2018, the Washington State Farmers Market Association (WSFMA) will host two two-day Farmers Market Workshops; one of these events will be in Renton... more »

Free Farmers Market Legal Toolkit available

The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School, Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), and Northeast Organic Farming Association of... more »

Legal review service offered for produce labels

The United Fresh Produce Association has partnered with OFW Law to provide association members access to a legal review of product labels. This new... more »

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