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Vegetable council hands out awards during Great Lakes EXPO

The Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC) handed out two awards during the annual banquet of the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO.Master Farmer AwardThe Master Farmer Award is given in recognition of outstanding farming... more »

Indiana GAPs workshops scheduled

A series of workshops presented by Purdue Extension will focus on food safety practices for fruit and vegetable farms.“Good Agricultural Practices from A to Z” will be held from mid-December to early March at a... more »

Sweet corn, peaches pair well for Ohio grower

There aren't many young fruit and vegetable growers out there, and it worries Gordon Hahn. Hahn, 55, grows fruit, vegetable and grain crops in Huron, Ohio. His seed salesman tells him he's one of the... more »

Bolthouse finds ways to save energy, money

Spending money to save money also means saving energy at the Bolthouse Farms processing facility in Prosser, Wash.Jim Robbins, vice president of technical services for Bolthouse Farms, based in Bakersfield, Calif., said that when the... more »

Former president of organic fertilizer company sentenced to federal prison

Peter Townsley was sentenced yesterday to serve 364 days in prison and ordered to pay a fine of $125,000 for a scheme to defraud his customers in the organic farming industry, United States Attorney Melinda... more »

Trade association calls on California to redefine greenhouse tomato

When a consumer purchases a tomato labeled as greenhouse grown, he or she should be assured it was grown in a defined greenhouse – that's the perspective of Certified Greenhouse Farmers, which recently called upon... more »

Healthy living and buying local still driving seed trends

When it comes to vegetable seed trends, the story continues to be buying locally grown fruits and vegetables and knowing where your food comes from. Food trends expert Phil Lempert said that consumers have become... more »

California seeks to distinguish its cantaloupes

California melons will begin bearing a "Buy California Grown" sticker in an effort to distinguish the state's crop from others.Steve Patricio, president of Westside Produce and the California Cantaloupe Advisory Board, and a grower himself,... more »

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