Vegetables

New tech promises California farmers to harvest more spinach

A new tool to more efficiently harvest Monterey County’s $143 million spinach crop might bring relief for farmers struggling to find enough fieldworkers to pick it. According to a story in the Salinas Californian, The... more »

USDA standards removed from some melon crops, celery stalks

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on July 16 rolled out a final rule that removes seven voluntary U.S. grade standards and one consumer standard for fresh fruits and vegetables from the Code of Federal Regulations... more »

Organic vegetable grower named Florida farmer of 2019

The Sunbelt Ag Expo recently named organic herb and vegetable grower Charles “Chuck” Obern, owner of C&B Farms, its 2019 North... more »

North Carolina pumpkin grower honored

The Sunbelt Ag Expo recently named pumpkin and Christmas tree grower Johnny Wishon its 2019 North Carolina farmer of the year.... more »

South Carolina farmer of the year grows vegetables

The Sunbelt Ag Expo recently named fruit and vegetable grower Sidi Limehouse its 2019 South Carolina farmer of the year. Limehouse studied Agricultural Engineering... more »

How consumers can avoid wasting onions

Today, so much is thrown away that many believe we are in a crisis. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has an entire webpage dedicated to finding ways to reduce food waste.  According to the webpage,... more »

USDA studies health benefits of pickled cucumbers

Craving a pickle? Go ahead and take a bite. Fermented vegetables are a healthy choice for a snack. Cucumber pickles are the most commonly consumed fermented vegetable in the United States, with Americans consuming more... more »

7 questions with FFVA’s Mike Joyner

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) named Mike Joyner as the organization’s new president in October 2018. He succeeded long-time FFVA president Mike Stuart. Joyner’s experience in agricultural and environmental issues runs deep. Most... more »


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