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Agronomic practices, sustainability fuel Parker Farms’ 50 years

As it nears its golden anniversary, E.A. Parker & Sons LLC, which does business as Parker Farms, prepares to transition from third-generation family ownership to involvement of the younger generation. Careful crop selection, use of... more »

Pennsylvania invests in pollinator research, specialty crops

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Richard Roush to highlight nearly $1 million of Wolf Administration investments strengthening the competitiveness of Pennsylvania specialty crops. There, they joined... more »

New Square Roots partnership enables zero-emissions food delivery

Indoor farming leader Square Roots has partnered with URB-E, a compact container delivery network that's replacing trucks with small electric vehicles, to enable fast, local delivery of its responsibly grown greens. The fleet is utilized... more »

Pennsylvania salutes vegetable industry contributors

A number of awards and recognitions took place Feb. 1 at the Fruit and Vegetable Growers Banquet at the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania. According to William... more »

Commercial strawberry indoor vertical farm planned by Driscoll’s, Plenty

One year after announcing their joint research and development work to grow strawberries indoors, Driscoll's and Plenty Unlimited Inc. are expanding their relationship to build a new indoor vertical farm dedicated exclusively to strawberries. After... more »

PA vegetable growers group eyes transition and retirement of executive director

With great appreciation for his leadership and vision, the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association (PVGA) has officially announced the planned retirement of its executive director, William Troxell. While Troxell’s impending retirement has been publicly known for... more »

Erica Goodman named AFT’s New Farms for a New Generation director

American Farmland Trust New York Regional Director Erica Goodman has been named director of the Farms for a New Generation program, where she will play a critical role to usher in a diverse new generation... more »

Recordings now available from Empire State Producers Expo

Pass the time waiting for winter to turn to spring with new educational videos. Recordings from the 2022 Empire State Producers Expo are now available on the Cornell School of Integrative Plant Science’s YouTube page. The... more »

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