Vegetables

NMSU’s Chile Pepper Institute might develop chile peppers for NASA

New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute may soon be exploring new heights. The Chile Pepper Institute, located within the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, has recently been contacted by the National Aeronautics... more »

USDA: Greenhouse tomato production spans most US states

While Florida and California accounted for 76 percent of U.S. production of field-grown tomatoes in 2016, greenhouse production and use of other protected-culture technologies help extend the growing season and make production feasible in a... more »

lef Farms introduces new crisp baby greens

On the heels of launching its Fusion blend just a few short months ago, Loudon, New Hampshire-based lef Farms (pronounced "leaf") is excited to introduce another unique leafy green to the market, called Crisp. Touted... 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 »

Processed products, online sales spur success

The gentle curving of Lake Huron around the Thumb region of Michigan puts Port Austin on the tip of a peninsula, and summer tourism is big. “A lot of people from the metro Detroit area... more »

2018 Michigan asparagus crop biggest in a decade; processing price even

The year after a productive year, Michigan asparagus growers will keep their prices for processing asparagus locked in. Growers met March 14  with researchers, educators, handlers and industry officials at Oceana Asparagus Day in New... 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 »

Romaine Task Force issues labeling advisory update

The California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has shared an update from the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California: A work group within the Romaine Task Force has updated the voluntary packaging labeling guidance for romaine lettuce.... more »


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