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Certified organic product sales hit record

Organic sales are on the rise. In the U.S., organic product sales have hit a record, according to a report. Sales of certified organic products approached $70 billion in 2023, a record for the sector.... more »

Foundation names Colby Pereira Ag Woman of the Year

Braga Fresh's Colby Pereira has received the Grower-Shipper Foundation Agricultural Woman of the Year Award. The award honors women's unique leadership qualities in the agricultural industry in California's Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.... more »

Southwest Florida’s Worden Farm manages challenges

Land stewardship and mentoring other growers is an important part of operations at Worden Farm. Owners Chris and Eva Worden, who started the business in 2003, grow more than 50 vegetables, herbs and flowers organically. ... more »

Growers share tips on sparing crops from wildlife

From fences to traps and hot sauce, growers shared tips on how they keep wildlife from eating and damaging their crops at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. Throughout a session on wildlife damage control,... more »

G&R Farms hires Vidalia onions veteran

G&R Farms has added Rawls Neville as sales manager. A Vidalia onion industry veteran, Neville joined the third generation southeast Georgia Vidalia onion grower on April 1. Neville began his career as a farm hand... more »

Edible Gardens vertical integration program starts with herbs

Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) grower Edible Garden AG Inc. is switching to in-house production of potted herbs, a move expected to enhance its margins. The company, which markets conventional and organic herbs, salads and other... more »

UCCE research boosts organic strawberry yields 

Troubled by puny plants, low yields and persistent mite problems, third-generation Southern California strawberry grower Glen Hasegawa was ready to give up on his transition from conventional to organic 12 years ago. “I’ve always liked... more »

Organic information toolkit available to retailers

The USDA has a new online retail toolkit of consumer-focused, educational resources to highlight the unique value of the organic label. Consumer research shows that consumers do not always understand what the organic label means.... more »

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