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Green Valley Food Corp. expands recall

Green Valley Food Corp. of Dallas, Texas is recalling a grand total of 6,723 cases because of a "Let's Grow Healthy Together!" Alfalfa Sprouts 5-ounce container test result showed to be contaminated with Salmonella, an... more »

Prison labor works for Colorado growers

With talk of farm-labor shortages across the country, can prisoners fill in the gap?Earlier this year, officials in Georgia and Alabama suggested using prison labor to replace missing migrant workers, but in Georgia at least,... more »

Do you need tissue and petiole sap testing?

Getting high yields, excellent quality and long shelf life out of tomatoes and peppers requires intimate knowledge of soil nutrient levels, plant tissue nutrient concentrations, irrigation water characteristics and specific varietal requirements. The only way... more »

Vegetable growers have a lot to learn at the 2011 EXPO

Vegetable growers have a lot to learn at the 2011 EXPOThis year's Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will offer a variety of educational sessions and special events. There should be something of... more »

Monsanto sprouting a produce-seed line

Monsanto Co., whose genetically modified corn and soybeans have reshaped America's heartland and rallied a nation of fast-food foes, wants to revolutionize the produce aisle. The agribusiness giant already has quietly stepped into the marketplace... more »

Arizona farm reinvents to stay successful

When you think of Arizona, you don't immediately think of fruit and vegetable farming. That is probably part of what has made Schnepf's Farms in Queen Creek, Ariz., successful, according to Mark and Carrie Schnepf.... more »

Mechanization, imports might solve worker problem

The value of California's fruit, nut and vegetable crops was $20 billion in 2009, almost 60 percent of the state's farm sales of $35 billion. California dominates U.S. production of these crops and currently accounts... more »

Trucking deal reached, Mexican tariffs lifted

On July 6, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and his Mexican counterpart signed agreements resolving the dispute over long-haul, cross-border trucking services between the United States and Mexico.The new deal goes back to March, when... more »

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