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Biotalys, academics partner on biocontrol research

Biotalys has entered into academic collaborations with researchers in plant pathology in the U.S. and United Kingdom (UK). Biotalys is developing a series of biocontrols to support growers in protecting their crops from pests and... more »

Idaho Potato Conference provides industry updates

University of Idaho Extension will present the 56th Annual Idaho Potato Conference & Trade Show Jan. 17-18, in the Pond Student Union Building on the campus of Idaho State University, Pocatello. The conference covers a... more »

Patrick Mills joins Idaho Potato Commission in retail

With more than 25 years of produce industry experience under his belt, Patrick Mills has joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) as retail promotion director for the West/Canada following the retirement of Kent Beesley. “I’ve... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council honors Main Farms, Rebecca Grumet

The Michigan Vegetable Council has chosen Main Farms, Six Lakes, as the recipient of the Master Farmer Award and Dr. Rebecca Grumet as the Master Farmer Associate Award honoree for 2023. The Main family and... more »

Strawberry growers group to join 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Multiple concurrent educational sessions and a large industry trade show will be featured during the three days of the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. In its 47th year, this coming year’s event is scheduled... more »

Ed Boutonnet, Boutonnet Farms and Ocean Mist CEO, dies

Ed Boutonnet, the former president and chief executive officer of Ocean Mist Farms, has died. The company,  which grows and ships conventional and organic artichokes and other vegetables from Castroville, California, characterized Boutonnet as a... more »

Specialty crops bill targets export market hurdles

U.S. senators and representatives have introduced legislation designed to help farmers fight trade barriers to sell specialty crops in export markets. The Specialty Crops Reporting on Opportunities and Promotion Act (Specialty CROP Act), introduced on... more »

PVGA changes headquarters, seeks new board member nominations

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association has changed its contact information and is also seeking nominations for growers to serve on its board of directors. With the hiring of Wanner Associates to manage the association, the... more »

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