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MSU studies potato early die complex

Growing up on her family’s farm in Rancagua, Chile, Marisol Quintanilla became an astute observer of nature. She took note of the plants, insects and other flora and fauna essential to life on the farm,... more »

High tunnel boost: Improve production

High tunnels are popular season extension tools for vegetable crops across the U.S. While most northern high tunnels use inflated double-layer plastic cover, application in the Southeast is questionable due to the mild spring climate.... more »

Georgia Organics’ head leaving position

Alice Rolls, the longtime president and CEO of Georgia Organics, is leaving her position. In January, Rolls will mark two decades at the organic advocacy organization. The 20 years... more »

CDFA seeks members for shipping point program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking candidates for vacancies on the Shipping Point Inspection Advisory Committee. The committee advises the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to the Shipping Point Inspection... more »

Cal Pol Strawberry Center Field Day sets attendance record

Nearly 500 strawberry growers, shippers, processors, researchers and agricultural stakeholders gathered for the seventh annual Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The event, on Aug. 3, is the largest research and education event for the... more »

Wholesum reports on social, environmental responsibility efforts

Organic grower Wholesum has released its annual Conscientious Company Report. The report from the Amado, Arizona, grower and shipper of Fair Trade Certified organic fresh vegetables highlights results in four areas for the calendar year... more »

2023 Organic Grower Summit registration starts

Registration has opened for the Organic Grower Summit 2023. Scheduled for Nov. 29-30 in the Monterey, California, the event is designed to provide growers firsthand knowledge and information in a variety of areas ranging from... more »

California melon growers applaud crop despite delay

California farmers say this season’s melon crop was delayed by about two weeks due to cool temperatures and wet fields, which affected early harvest of watermelons, cantaloupes and honeydews. It postponed melon deliveries to supermarkets... more »

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VGN April Cover

Insect Eavesdropper allows growers to “hear” what’s happening in fields

Managing wildlife on the farm

Southwest Florida’s Worden Farm manages challenges

Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association says farewell to leader

Southeast Regional Show recognizes leaders

Veg Connections: Biopesticides and beneficial insects

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60 years of advocating for agricultural employers

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