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Baloian Farms pursues premium pepper producer designation

Becoming a leading producer of peppers continues to be a main focus of Fresno, Calif.-based Baloian Farms."We fully address the pepper category," said sales manager Jeremy Lane. "(We seek) to be a category leader in... more »

Illinois organic growers expand to partnership site

An emerging organic farm operation just outside of Chicago is benefitting from a partnership between several organizations and a diligent husband-wife team that has capitalized on opportunities for growth.Radical Root Farm will become the first... more »

Northeast vegetable farms diversify to survive

Dave Marchant has met the challenges associated with operating a wholesale organic vegetable farm on the Lamoille River in Fairfax, Vt.Now in its 21st year of operation, River Berry Farm grows 40 acres of organic... more »

Food safety project helps growers manage risk

Specialty crop growers have a myriad of concerns when contemplating the impact of the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).Fruit and vegetable producers find themselves directly in the crosshairs of the legislation, which aims to... more »

Referendum set for watermelon growers

USDA has scheduled a referendum for eligible watermelon producers, handlers and importers.The referendum, scheduled for Jan. 13 through Jan. 27, 2014, will allow watermelon producers, handlers and importers to vote on amending the Watermelon Research... more »

Seed industry sees continued growth

The commercial production and sale of vegetable seeds continue to be bolstered by increased market demand for most varieties.A report issued in August by Transparency Market Research indicated that the global commercial seeds market was... more »

Ocean Mist Farms to introduce products at PMA Fresh Summit

Ocean Mist Farms is expanding its value-added Brussels sprout product line that is ready to use, cook and serve and will unveil the line at PMA Fresh Summit in New Orleans in booth #1929. The... more »

United Fresh honors Del Monte Fresh Produce

The United Fresh Produce Association honored Del Monte Fresh Produce as the Produce Industry Advocate of the Year last week at the Washington Public Policy Conference. Del Monte Fresh Produce has been a long-time leader... more »

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