Lawmakers call for review of Syngenta, ChemChina deal

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, has led a bipartisan letter co-signed by U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) – members of the... more »

Kevin Brown to headline United Fresh 2016

Kevin Brown, president and CEO of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (LEYE), will be the keynote speaker at the United Fresh 2016 Breakfast General Session on Wednesday, June 22 at McCormick Place in Chicago. ... more »

GreenFruit Avocados announces merger with FrutiVal

GreenFruit Avocados announced its merger with Mexican grower and packing house FrutiVal. The merger between GreenFruit and FrutiVal will position the company to create direct programs from Mexico to the U.S. and other overseas markets year-round,... more »

Sakata contributes to UC Davis biotechnology center

Sakata Seed America announced a contribution to the Seed Biotechnology Center (SBC) at the University of California Davis’ (UC Davis) Kent J. Bradford Endowment initiative. The goal of the campaign is to raise $2.5 million in... more »

Syngenta awards Grow More Vegetables grants

Syngenta has announced the recipients of the Syngenta Grow More Vegetables seed grant program, selected from applicants nationwide. The three honorees will be awarded garden grant packages that support their efforts to educate local communities on the... more »

Secretary Vilsack announces US-Cuba ag sectors agreement

While in Cuba, Secretary Vilsack announced that USDA will allow the 22 industry-funded Research and Promotion Programs and 18 Marketing Order organizations to conduct authorized research and information exchange activities with Cuba. These groups, which... more »

United Fresh accepting nominations for women’s event honoree

Held each year in conjunction with the United Fresh convention and expo, the Reception Honoring Women in Produce recognizes the contributions of all women working in the produce industry, and selects one individual to share their personal... more »

Farm markets switch to point-of-sale systems

Technology is transforming farms in the field, with the use of automated vehicles and drones. Technology is making its way to the agritourism side of farming, too. For example, farm markets are switching from regular... more »

Current Issue

VGN-Dec. 2023 see all current issue »

Be sure to check out our other specialty agriculture brands

produceprocessingsm Organic Grower