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New York farm still recovering from Hurricane Irene

On Aug. 28, 2011, Hurricane Irene hit Schoharie Valley Farms.Richard Ball, the farm's owner, talked about the hurricane and its aftermath in January, during The 2012 Empire State Fruit & Vegetable Expo in Syracuse, N.Y.Ball's... more »

Technology helps maintain produce cold chain

Transportation is one of the fastest-growing segments of the produce industry, fueled by a growing world population and scientific research that has seen an unprecedented increase in food production. Food safety and transparency have been... more »

Experts, leaders target cantaloupe safety

One day. One hundred experts. One issue with exponentially greater implications.In a nutshell, those were the bones of the "Cantaloupe: Food Safety Priorities" meeting coordinated by the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) at the University... more »

Maryland farm owned by same family since 1902

There are several things Nathan Milburn credits for the continued success of Milburn Orchards, the family farm that has been in Elkton, Md., since 1902. Besides continued support from grower organizations, the strength and will... more »

Vegetable Growers News founder Barry Brand dies

Baert "Barry" DeVos Brand of Sparta, Mich., founder of Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News, died March 14.Brand's interest in journalism came early, starting with a visit to his father at work at the... more »

Dole launches members-only salad community

Taking a page from the recently introduced lovemysalad.com website from Netherlands-based Rijk Zwaan, Dole Fresh Vegetables has established a new online and social media salad community.The members-only Salad Circle launches today as a separate, gated... more »

Asparagus prices announced

Michigan asparagus growers will get 73 cents per pound (cash) from the state's asparagus handlers this year - 74.5 cents per pound with payment terms, according to Ken Nye, executive director of the Michigan Agricultural... more »

Labor department is targeting farm employers

Growers know that your typical American doesn't want to work on a farm, but that particular fact seems to have been missed by those who work at the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), according to... more »


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