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IFPA announces new board of directors for 2023

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is welcoming new members to its board of directors. The board of directors slate for 2023 will officially begin their term at the end of October after a vote... more »

Creating a brighter future for generations of farmers and consumers alike

As the business of farming continues to change, growers are faced with a number of challenges such as succession planning and product sales. During the 2022 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO, growers... more »

USDA program gives Minnesota schools $3.5 million to buy local food

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has signed a $3.46 million agreement with Minnesota to increase purchases of local foods for school lunch programs. The agreement, through the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), is the first... more »

USDA program boosts local crops from California’s underserved farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a program in California that will buy and distribute locally grown, produced and processed food from underserved producers. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the program July 27 during... more »

IFPA applauds introduction of bill supporting healthy meals for kids

The International Fresh Produce Association commends leadership of the House Committee on Education and Labor for its recent commitment to the health of U.S. children via the introduction of the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act,... more »

Strategies for selling at produce auctions

Agriculture is a subculture of our society. Produce auctions are a subculture of agriculture and are not always fully understood by folks working in the food system. I and two Extension colleagues are part of... more »

Farmers’ markets rebound, but effects of pandemic remain

Michael and Nancy Neils knew exactly what they wanted - and where to find it -at the certified farmers' market at Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento. The Sacramento couple marched from booth to booth at... more »

2022 Farm Fresh Directory now available in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 38th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory will help consumers find farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, and more in their local areas. The 2022 edition is also available in Spanish. “The... more »

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