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Produce Traceability Initiative makes progress in industry

Two E. coli outbreaks involving romaine lettuce last year has tracking and traceability at the forefront of the produce industry once again. While there is nothing good about E. coli contamination, the instances do prompt... more »

BrightFarms hires sales leader

BrightFarms, a leading supplier of locally-grown salads for supermarkets, recently hired a leader of its sales. Brian Jenny has joined the company as Vice President of Sales, and... more »

Alaska growers featured Thursday in season finale for TV series

The History Channel's eight-part exploration of U.S. agriculture will finish the season 10 p.m. Thursday, May 23 with a glimpse of growing vegetables in the far north. The series, called The American Farm, follows growers... more »

Webinar set for Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program

On May 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the availability of $27 million in grants to strengthen market opportunities for local and regional food producers and businesses through... more »

Technology helps growers sell direct-to-consumers, restaurants

Amarillo, Texas-based FarmComm, a virtual food hub that uses technology to connect growers, food and communities is providing new opportunity to vegetable growers that want in on the growing direct-to-consumer and direct-to-restaurant market without having... more »

Greenhouses, farm markets a new career for Michigan man

The hard work of having a greenhouse may not appeal to most people, but it was a new beginning for Jim and Cathy Tomlin of End Of The Lane Plants and Produce of Deford, Michigan.... more »

US vegetable exports could benefit from latest trade concession

U.S. vegetable exports could benefit from President Donald Trump's latest executive action. On... more »

Timothy Weiser honored as top veggie grower in Pennslyvania

His family farm grew fruit, but in the 1970s Timothy Weiser saw an opportunity in vegetables. “We were in the fruit business, cherry business and plum business – several hundred acres of fruit,” said Weiser.... more »


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