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Goodwill in negotiation of Mexican fresh tomato imports

The debate over import policy for Mexico-grown fresh tomatoes this week rebooted with some good vibes and offers of negotiation. Associations representing most of the Mexican tomato industry on Monday, April 8, proposed to the... more »

Hydroponic operation closes offering via Harvest Returns’ platform

Kentucky Fresh Harvest, a hydroponic greenhouse operation based in Stanford, Kentucky, announced it has successfully completed an equity capital raise totaling $520,000 on Harvest Returns' investment platform. The funding raised will help the Kentucky Fresh... more »

2019 North Carolina strawberry season under way

April signals the start of strawberry season in North Carolina, and local growers are expecting a very good crop that should last through Memorial Day. “There should be plenty of berries this year despite a... more »

US growers, Mexican tomato importers spar over trade

Call it a tomato fight. Uncertainty over the U.S. trade policy on fresh tomatoes imported from Mexico is prompting a war of words between produce industry groups representing both sides of the border. The U.S.... more »

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 »


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