Southeast

Heat brings out antioxidants, increases red in tomatoes

Turn up the heat, and get more nutrition from your tomato, University of Florida researchers say. Furthermore, when you buy a tomato, it will be about as red as it can be, thanks to the... more »

Inspect center pivot irrigation systems now to prevent issues later

With winter just around the corner, now is a good time to winterize and perform some preventive maintenance on center pivot irrigation systems. Irrigation system maintenance during the winter months is very important because it... more »

Farm expansion pursued by Florida strawberry operator Wish Farms

Plant City, Florida-based international grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, is adding acreage to its Florida strawberry farm operation. Founded in 1987, G&D Farms is named as a tribute... more »

USTR seeks investigation of imported squash and cucumbers

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has issued a letter to the Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) requesting investigations into the import of cucumbers and squash and the effect on the domestic seasonal... more »

Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference sets 2021 virtual schedule

The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference has announced the full 2021 Virtual Schedule including over 85 hours of educational programs across 15 different specialty crop commodity conferences. Although we won’t be meeting in person... more »

Port Canaveral port for Yara expands Southeast distribution support

To further support retail partners and growers across Florida, Yara North America will now distribute their flagship calcium-based nitrogen and other Premium Products through Ambassador Services International located at Port Canaveral, Florida. The first Yara... more »

Florida’s small, beginning farmers to get safe food training

A new opportunity for Florida’s small and medium-sized produce farmers will become a reality with the support of a USDA Food Safety Outreach Program (FSOP) grant designed to produce and provide easy-to-access training in safe... more »

Ark Foods makes packhouse purchase in historic farming community

Brooklyn, New York-born vegetable company Ark Foods has purchased and opened its first-ever owned property, a 12,000-square-foot packhouse within the historic farming community of Immokalee, Florida. According to a news release, the Ark Foods team... more »


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