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Per Jensen, former seed company executive, dies

Per Jacob Jensen, 85, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at St. John's home in Mendon, New York following a brief illness.He is preceded in death by his wife Karen. He is survived by three children,... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council celebrates 50 years

The Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC) turned 50 in November. Its purpose, improving and aiding Michigan's vegetable industry, hasn't changed in all that time – especially its emphasis on supporting research and education."The need for research... more »

Labor, food safety, transportation priorities for new MVC president

Joe Pirrone will be the next president of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC). He'll start his two-year term in 2015, replacing outgoing president Ralph Oomen.Pirrone, 59, is the former owner of Mike Pirrone Produce, a... more »

Association seeks to unite Colorado’s fruit, vegetable growers

A small but expanding group in Colorado is carefully nurturing a new association that brings together fruit and vegetable growers from all the key growing regions in the state.The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association... more »

South Texas onion producers to vote on marketing order

USDA has announced that south Texas onion producers will vote from Nov. 3-17 on whether to continue their federal marketing order. The marketing order requires that a continuance referendum be held every six years. To... more »

Farm Bill funds labor survey

USDA recently announced that, through authorizations of the 2014 Farm Bill, it would invest nearly $118 million dollars to support America's specialty crop producers.Following that announcement, Gov. Rick Snyder, along with Michigan Department of Agriculture... more »

USDA revises onion grade standards

USDA is revising three standards: the U.S. Standards for Grades of Creole Onions, U.S. Standards for Grades of Bermuda-Granex-Grano Type Onions, and U.S. Standards for Grades of Onions (other than Bermuda-Granex-Grano and Creole type).USDA's Agricultural... more »

Members named to watermelon board

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed 13 members to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. All of the appointees' terms will begin Jan. 1, 2015, and end Dec. 31, 2017.New members include: Katelyn Kelly... more »

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