Southeast

USDA proposes changes in the handling requirements for Florida tomatoes

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed April 16 changes to the handling requirements under the federal marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. The Florida Tomato Committee recommended a proposal to eliminate the standard weight... more »

New tool helps Georgia vegetable growers with irrigation schedule

University of Georgia (UGA) scientists have created a new app to help Georgia vegetable growers irrigate their crops more efficiently. Irrigating, an internet-based app, provides users with the crop’s water requirements during the growing season.... more »

Farm business management, marketing, planning part of Tennessee series

Direct farm marketers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and agritourism operators are invited to participate in a free “lunch and learn” webinar series starting in May. The series will include discussions related to effective farm business management,... more »

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 »


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