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Former Virginia tobacco growers get facility for organic vegetables

Virginia Gov.  Ralph Northam announced Sept. 23 Southern Virginia Vegetable Packing, LLC has partnered with Brunswick County Industrial Development Authority to construct a new, 45,000 square-foot, $4.2 million produce processing and packing facility. Old Dominion... more »

Workshop on soil health practices and strategies set for organic summit

An in-depth workshop on soil health practices and strategies employed in organic production systems that can build resilience to climate shock has been announced as part of the 2021 Organic Grower Summit presented by Western Growers... more »

Organic farming and ranching boosted with $30M from NIFA

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced Sept. 15 an investment of over $30 million for 33 grants that support farmers and ranchers who grow and market high-quality organic food, fiber and other... more »

Small-scale organic farming school offered in Washington state

Does a lifetime of digging in the dirt (building soil!) sound like an enticing career goal? If so, we just may have the solution to your post-pandemic career blues. Next month the critically acclaimed Organic... more »

Respected Vermont organic vegetable grower dies

Jonathan “Jon” E. Satz died suddenly on Aug. 25, 2021, following a long illness. He was the owner of Wood’s Market Garden in Brandon, Vermont, for the past 22 years, where he lived and farmed... more »

76 specialty crops protected by federal crop insurance

Whether you grow almonds or apples, peppers or prunes, crop insurance options are available to you. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) administers Federal crop insurance that protects 76 specialty crops, and we’re continuing to improve and... more »

Lipman Family Farms launches expanded compostable packaging for organics

Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms will showcase the expansion of their compostable packaging line at the upcoming Southern Innovations conference and the Organic Produce Summit. Designed for organic grape tomatoes, mini cucumbers, green beans and... more »

Sustainability expert: Converting more ag land to organic should be prioritized

Organic food once was viewed as a niche category for health nuts and hippies, but today it’s a routine choice for millions of Americans. For years following passage of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990,... more »

Current Issue

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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