Southeast

Pairwise licenses advanced CRISPR technologies to expand ag applications

Pairwise, located in the Triangle area in North Carolina's, and one of the fast-growing agriculture and food biotech companies, has licensed some advanced CRISPR genome editing technologies from two prestigious Boston institutions to expand its crop-editing... more »

Georgia sets 2019 Vidalia onion pack date

The Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee announced today that the pack date for the 2019 Vidalia Onion season is 8 a.m. Monday, April 22. “With tremendous consideration after consultation with the Vidalia... more »

Georgia planting season impacted by El Nino

Growers who might face a delayed planting season can thank El Nino for Georgia’s exceedingly wet winter, according to Pam Knox, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agricultural climatologist. Row crop and vegetable producers usually begin... more »

Sen. Rubio, colleagues defend US growers, administration

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Florida, along with his colleagues, released on March 13 statements addressing criticism by a group of lawmakers and industry groups on the Trump Administration’s decision to immediately terminate a suspension agreement... more »

Harrell honored for commitment to Florida strawberries

For more than 40 years, Mark and Sue Harrell have been a fixture of the close-knit grower community of west Florida’s Plant City and Dover. For 25 years, that’s also meant volunteering time with the... more »

Food leftovers put to good use by business partners

Up to 40 percent of crops grown in the United States never make it to market, but two North Carolina entrepreneurs are finding ways to create healthy foods out of what would otherwise be wasted.... more »

Florida strawberry farm benefits from sustainable approach

Sustainable agriculture is more than just the new “hip” buzzword.  It’s a way of farming that promotes soil health, resists disease pressure, improves water quality and water use efficiency, while at the same time, producing... more »

Produce industry veteran Stu Monaghan dies

Los Angeles, California-based Giumarro Companies has announced that produce industry veteran Stu Monaghan, has died. Here is the announcement from Giumarro: "It is with deep sadness that the Giumarra Companies announces the passing of Stu... more »


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