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UGA finds healthy school lunches benefit children’s health

School lunches have come a long way from square pizza and fish sticks, and students across the board are benefiting from improved nutritional standards in the cafeteria. A new study from the University of Georgia... more »

Idaho Potato Commission adds regional promotion director

Matt Zapczynski is the Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) new retail promotion director for the Northeast/Midwest. The Philadelphia native says his food industry career started by accident during college in Pennsylvania when he took a part-time... more »

Deadline for USDA local market grants approaches

The USDA has Local Agricultural Market Program (LAMP) funds available to promote farmers markets, local food programs and regional food partnerships. Application deadlines for the grants are May 14. Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) This... more »

Customers focus of Enza Zaden departments reorganization

In a change that reflects global seed breeder Enza Zaden’s awareness of accelerated change in the seed industry, the company has integrated two of its departments. During the past three years, Enza Zaden integrated departments... more »

Texas produce group expands college student program

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) is expanding its career networking student program, Encouraging Discovery & Growth in Education (EDGE). The program will bring more than 40 Texas university system students to the Viva Fresh... more »

Edible Gardens vertical integration program starts with herbs

Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) grower Edible Garden AG Inc. is switching to in-house production of potted herbs, a move expected to enhance its margins. The company, which markets conventional and organic herbs, salads and other... more »

Ed Wengryn appointed NJ ag secretary

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has appointed Edward D. Wengryn as New Jersey secretary of agriculture. Wengryn, who started in the role on March 25, succeeds Douglas Fisher, who retired. Joe Atchison III, the assistant... more »

Supply chain report looks at large retailer influence

A Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report on grocery supply chain disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic targets the influence of major retailers as exacerbating the effects of those disruptions. The FTC’s report also examined how supply... more »

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