Vegetables

Criminal charges in toolbox for FSMA enforcement

Food producers face increased responsibility under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), including the possibility of criminal charges.

Shawn Stevens is an attorney and a founding member of the Food Industry Counsel, a legal consulting firm that works exclusively with the food industry to comply with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food safety regulations. He spoke in April at the Safe Food California conference on the topic, “Modern Food Safety Expectations and Responsibilities for Executive Leaders.”

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Hydroponic vegetable growing works in Ohio

Lois Smucker of Smucker Farms in Orrville, Ohio. Lois and her husband, Glen, have a 30-foot by 124-foot greenhouse and grow hydroponic, cool-season vegetables year-round.

The Smuckers recently shared their experiences at a Hydroponic Greenhouse Workshop at Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural and Research Development Center at Wooster, Ohio.

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Criminal charges in toolbox for FSMA enforcement

Food producers face increased responsibility under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), including the possibility of criminal charges. Shawn Ste... more »

Phytophthora blight first 2018 report in Ohio’a Huron County

Phytophthora blight was diagnosed last week in pepper plants from Huron County, Ohio.  This is several weeks earlier than we normally see Phytophthor... more »

Renewal of tomato suspension pact sought by Mexican growers

Mexico and the U.S are negotiating a new five year-price minimum price suspension agreement for tomatoes. The tomato suspension agreement between M... more »

Shanghai symposium on greenhouse agriculture opens

The 2018 International Indoor Plant Factory Symposium on June 12 drew about 160 attendees to the Blue Palace Hotel in Jiading, Shanghai. "Indoor... more »

Watch the timing for postharvest weed control in asparagus

Asparagus harvest is reaching completion in many parts of Michigan. Most growers harvest fields 20-25 times during a typical season. Harvest this year... more »

Senate farm bill clears committee with 20-1 vote

The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on June 13 marked up and passed a draft farm bill with a 20-1 vote. Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., ... more »

Broccoli America’s favorite vegetable, survey says

Broccoli is the most popular vegetable in nearly half of American states, according to a survey conducted by Green Giant. Green Giant, a consumer v... more »

Texas tomato producers make better connections through grafting

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistical Service reported just over 2,100 acres in Texas were used for... more »

Coal-based substrate product produced in Poland  

Polish company Carbohort is producing ecological substrate products for soil and soil-free growing. Carbohort’s substrate consists of soft br... more »

Wendy’s commits to vine-ripened, greenhouse-grown tomatoes

Wendy's June 5 announced plans to source vine-ripened tomatoes for its North American restaurants exclusively from greenhouse farms by early 2019. ... more »


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