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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 »

Gathering of new data by USDA views certified organic agriculture production

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting the 2021 Organic Survey to gather new data on certified organic crops and livestock commodities in the United States. This effort is critical to help determine... more »

Jessica Shade of the Organic Center takes position at USDA NIFA

After nine years of successfully leading The Organic Center (TOC) as director of science programs, Jessica Shade has accepted a position with the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) as national program leader.... more »

Duncan Family Farms and Agbotic plan distributed SmartFarms

Duncan Family Farms (DFF), one of North America's largest growers of organic leafy greens and herbs, and Agbotic, a leader in automation for organic, soil greenhouses, announced Feb. 18 their intent to jointly build and... more »

‘There’s no doubt in my mind that (organic) will keep growing’

With sales of organic fresh produce continuing to grow, farmers say they remain optimistic about their market prospects, even as they face a potentially challenging season complicated by drought, shifting demand and higher costs. The... more »

OPN releases State of Organic Produce 2021 report

Organic Produce Network has released its second annual State of Organic Produce report, which provides a comprehensive overview of how the industry performed last year, including data and analysis of retail sales of organic fresh produce. The... more »

USDA shares proposed changes to National List for Organic Crops and Handling

The National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) identifies the synthetic substances allowed and the natural substances prohibited in organic farming. It also identifies nonagricultural and nonorganic agricultural substances that may be used... more »

US organic produce sales top $9B in 2021, up 5.5%

Organic fresh produce grew sales by 5.5% in 2021, topping $9 billion for the first time, and outpacing conventionally grown produce in year-over-year gains in both sales and volume, according to the 2021 Organic Produce... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

Family, dedication fuel Georgia onion grower’s success

West Coast growers battle water shortages

University of Idaho researchers help develop solar-powered weeding robot

SC farming family legacy passes century mark

Greenhouse operation grows, processes and serves tomato dishes to tourists

Tools, techniques don’t solve celery meltdown

Great Lakes EXPO: Delivering the ultimate farm market

Farm Market column: What’s the difference between markup and profit?

Ag Labor Review: Will 2022 be remembered as the Year of Ag Labor Regulations?

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