Vegetables

Support from USTR to boost Washington state asparagus industry sought

U. S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, sent a letter Jan. 14 to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, thanking him for his work negotiating the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and urging further action to support and strengthen the... more »

Romaine outbreak declared over; safety efforts up

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared Jan. 15 the e. Coli outbreaks associated with romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California, region over and the agencies lifted... more »

Penn State Extension offers cucurbit production program for growers

Produce growers and agriculture entrepreneurs will get a comprehensive look at cucurbit production and culture in the Mid-Atlantic region in a day-long “Cucurbit Production School” offered by Penn State Extension on Feb. 28 at the... more »

California Giant Berry Farms hires new CFO

California Giant Berry Farms recently added a new member to its Executive Team, welcoming Sean Martin as Chief Financial Officer to the growing company. Martin will supersede Dan Nicola as he begins his transition into... more »

McClure’s Bloody Mary mix, Pigeon Hill vodka team up

McClure’s Pickles co-founders (and brothers) Bob and Jim McClure wanted to pair their Bloody Mary Mixer with a vodka to create a canned ready-to-drink Bloody Mary, but they didn’t want to change the mix’s original... more »

Sweet corn seeds market set for strong revival

Demand of sweet corn seeds is expected to grow exponentially and is projected to generate $216 million during forecast period 2019-2029. The growing vegetables seeds market is projected to propel the growth of sweet corn seeds... more »

New Mexico chile pepper conference will be Feb. 3-4

The New Mexico State University Chile Pepper Institute's 2020 New Mexico Chile Conference will be held Feb. 3-4 at its new location, the Las Cruces Convention Center. Las Cruces Convention Center is located at 680... more »

‘Locally grown’ broccoli looks, tastes better to consumers

In blind tests conducted by Cornell researchers, consumers rated a California broccoli tastier and better-looking than a pair of varieties grown in New York. But the New York broccoli fared much better in a subsequent... more »


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