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Joanna Jaramillo to lead Wholesum’s expanded marketing program

Joanna Jaramillo will lead an effort to expand marketing efforts for Wholesum-brand organic vegetables, according to a news release from the company. A third-generation family farming operation based in southern Arizona, Wholesum grows and ships Fair Trade Certified,... more »

Congressional staffers meet at USDA ARS site with organic group

Organic Farming Research Foundation hosted Rep. Jimmy Panetta’s, D-CA, congressional staffers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Salinas, California, last week. The site visit focused on the importance of increased investment in organic research... more »

Help to cover costs for organic certification offered by USDA

Organic producers and handlers can now apply for USDA funds to assist with the cost of receiving or maintaining organic certification. Applications for the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) are due Nov. 1, 2021. “USDA is here to... more »

Organic Pioneer Award recipients announced by Rodale Institute

Rodale Institute, a regenerative organic agriculture organization, has announced the recipients of the 11th Annual Organic Pioneer Awards, an annual recognition of leaders who are changing the landscape of regenerative organic agriculture for the better. Beyond... more »

Sales of organic food grew nearly 13% to more than $56 billion

Home cooking during the pandemic has lifted overall sales of organic products in California and across the U.S. As people worked from home and ventured out less frequently, the market for organic products jumped by... more »

Session to explore how organic growing operations can navigate marketplace

The first in a series of educational sessions at Organic Grower Summit presented by Western Growers and OPN, “Organic Grower Perspectives on the Challenges of Scaling” will focus on the issues growers face in expanding... more »

Michigan State University to host Organic Vegetable Field Day in UP

Michigan State University’s Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center will host an Organic Vegetable Field Day on Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UPREC North Farm. Visitors will learn how current research projects... more »

Organic fresh produce sales up 4% in Q2 2021

Total organic fresh produce sales for the second quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of year-over-year growth, increasing by 4% from the same period last year and nearing $2.3 billion for the quarter, according to... 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

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

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