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Maine processing plant grows from local partnerships

When its new vegetable processing facility opens this summer, Northern Girl will be closer to achieving its goal of pursuing year-round processing of locally grown vegetables in an underserved region of northern Maine.Northern Girl will... more »

Walla Walla producers to vote on marketing order

Walla Walla sweet onion producers will vote from Sept. 14 through Oct. 4 on whether to continue their federal marketing order, according to USDA.The marketing order requires that a continuance referendum be held every six... more »

Food safety a high priority for California farm

Farming and food safety keep Ryan Talley busy. Talley, a third-generation grower, is also chairman of the board of the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA).With his brother, Todd, and cousin, Brian, Ryan... more »

Florida continues tomato dispute with Mexico

The Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) recently filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Court of International Trade, challenging whether or not a recent agreement with Mexican tomato interests complies with federal trade laws.The lawsuit is the... more »

Produce market embraces west Michigan growers

A new urban market in Grand Rapids, Mich., debuted May 4 with a massive outdoor seasonal produce space. The opening of the outdoor phase of the $30 million, 130,000-square-foot facility on 3.5 acres will be... more »

Talkin’ Shop: What’s your take on organic farming?

Editor's note: This is a complete list of the responses to the Talkin' Shop question on page 35 of the June 2013 issue of VGN.I think organic farming is an excellent way of minimizing the... more »

New Jersey farm honored for charity

Now in its 100th year of operation, Von Thun Farms in Monmouth Junction, N.J., continues to provide portions of its fruit and vegetable harvest to needy residents of the region.And for their efforts, operators of... more »

Michigan asparagus takes hit from May frost

Early indications were that Michigan's asparagus crop would be impacted by a frost event that struck May 13.Ken Nye, executive director of the Michigan Agricultural Commodities Marketing Association's Asparagus Division, said there was “certainly quite... more »

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