Farmers’ Markets Ontario helps customers distinguish growers from re-sellers

Consumers at farmers' markets now has new tools to help them find and support farmers at their local market. Farmers' Markets Ontario (FMO), which represents the province's 185 markets, has produced a series of practical... more »

Farmers’ markets can grow with VegU approach

Every day, USDA works to develop tools for farmers and ranchers that support their financial success. The USDA Farmers Market on the National Mall is a “living laboratory” for farmers market operations across the country.... more »

U-pick tips offered in Michigan educational videos

The Michigan Agritourism Association has just released two educational videos that showcase picking techniques and farm etiquette at Michigan u-pick fruit farms. The videos are part of a series of seven videos that were produced... more »

Renewal of tomato suspension pact sought by Mexican growers

Mexico and the U.S are negotiating a new five year-price minimum price suspension agreement for tomatoes. The tomato suspension agreement between Mexican growers and the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) was signed in February 2013... more »

CDFA seeks to fill vacancies on California market committee

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has 15 vacancies on the California Certified Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee (CFMAC). The CFMAC advises the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture on issues... more »

National Direct Ag Marketing Summit set for September

United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Credit, Farmers Market Coalition, Food Distribution Research Society and National Value Added Conference will collaborate to offer the 2018 Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit. The 2018 National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit,... more »

New Michigan ag director pursues China trade missions

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gordon Wenk will continue the department’s work with Michigan businesses when he leads the next trade mission to Beijing and Guangzhou, China, September 17-21. This mission will... more »

Agritourism association appoints new executive, staff team

Alexandria, Virginia-based North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association (NAFDMA) has selected Corey Connors as its new executive director. This appointment comes after Charlie Touchette, who provided NAFDMA with association management services for nearly 20 years, formally... more »

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