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USDA: Organic operations up in 2018

The USDA’s certified organic operations in 2018  increased by nearly 2,000, or more than 4%. The number of certified organic operations in the United States reached 27,494 in 2018, up by 1,093 over the 2017... more »

Alaskan growers featured on History Channel’s ‘The American Farm’

No roads lead to Bethel, Alaska, but for months bush pilots will leave town with boxes full of fruit and vegetables for households in villages within a 150-mile radius. Tim and Lisa Meyers have established... more »

Driscoll’s debuts sweeter, ‘rosé’ strawberry products

Strawberry heavyweight Driscoll’s on June 12 rolled out new varieties bred for color and taste. Driscoll’s new products are Rosé Berries, which the company describes as “blush-colored strawberries and raspberries bred for their unique color... more »

CSA lists guide operators to meet demand at Coneflower Farm

Preference lists filled out by their customers guide Dennis Zehr and Ellen Davis-Zehr of Coneflower Farm near Princeton, Illinois, to grow and deliver produce that best meets the members’ needs. That’s important because Princeton is... more »

Produce Traceability Initiative makes progress in industry

Two E. coli outbreaks involving romaine lettuce last year has tracking and traceability at the forefront of the produce industry once again. While there is nothing good about E. coli contamination, the instances do prompt... more »

BrightFarms hires sales leader

BrightFarms, a leading supplier of locally-grown salads for supermarkets, recently hired a leader of its sales. Brian Jenny has joined the company as Vice President of Sales, and... more »

Alaska growers featured Thursday in season finale for TV series

The History Channel's eight-part exploration of U.S. agriculture will finish the season 10 p.m. Thursday, May 23 with a glimpse of growing vegetables in the far north. The series, called The American Farm, follows growers... more »

Webinar set for Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program

On May 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the availability of $27 million in grants to strengthen market opportunities for local and regional food producers and businesses through... more »


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