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In a presentation given at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Ga., in January, Kyle Hensel and Drew Tonsmeire from the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center talked about all of... more »

Regional food hubs on the rise with local markets

Mark Coe, manager of the third-generation Calvin Lutz Farm in northwest Michigan, was surprised four years ago when a buyer for Chicago Public Schools went gaga for the farm's cull peaches."They wanted the smaller ones... more »

Social networking site caters to salad lovers

Salad enthusiasts now have a social networking site of their own called Love My Salad, an online destination that allows salad consumers to connect with fellow enthusiasts around the world. The website is one of... more »

My Top Ten changes for retailers in 2012

Over the last few weeks, I have read various articles and blogs on the changes we can expect over the next 12 months. Very few of those reports have been positive in their predictions. As... more »

Ten things you should know about farm taxes

As farming promises to remain competitive, tax credits and other incentives become more valuable. Below are some items to keep in mind before meeting with your accountant.1. What's deductible? Generally speaking, to be deductible a... more »

Chiquita releases 2011 earnings, announces plans for Fresh Express growth

Chiquita Brands plans to expand its salad offerings in 2012, including going into value-added whole head lettuce.During a Tuesday conference call reporting its fourth quarter and full-year 2011 results, Chairman and CEO Fernando Aguirre said... more »

Recall of contaminated spinach from Texas never made it to prime time

A recently released FDA enforcement report reveals that more than 228,000 pounds of cut-leaf curly spinach was recalled in December after a sample tested positive for E. coli.However, the public was never informed by way... more »

Ocean Mist Farms adds value to artichokes

Virtually every type of fruit and vegetable has been processed into a value-added product in recent years, as growers and processors rush to meet the rapidly growing demand for the convenience they offer consumers. But... more »


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