Vegetables

New Jersey farmer earns national honor

New Jersey’s 2024 Outstanding Young Farmer, vegetable grower Byron DuBois, is one of four national winners of the 2024 National Outstanding Young Farmers Award. DuBois, with the support of his wife Karen, co-owns and operates... more »

Syngenta, Lavie Bio to develop pest-fighting biologicals

Syngenta Crop Protection and ag-biologicals company Lavie Bio Ltd. are partnering on the discovery and development of biological insecticidal solutions. The collaboration will leverage Lavie Bio's unique technology platform to rapidly identify and optimize bioinsecticide... more »

Michigan potatoes generate $2.5B within the state

A new report authored by Michigan State University economists found that the potato industry generates $2.5 billion each year to the state’s gross domestic product. That includes almost $1.5 billion in direct economic activity stemming... more »

Study looks at cover crops, plastic in organic growing

The Rodale Institute California Organic Center has preliminary results from its 2021 study exploring cover crops as an alternative to black plastic mulch in organic vegetable systems. The California Department of Food and Agriculture Specialty... more »

USDA sees slow growth in vegetable production

U.S. production of vegetables and pulse crops is projected to grow just 4% from 2022 to 2033, according to the USDA’s recently released long-term outlook report. The growth, slower than the past decade, reflects rising... more »

SCFBA members meet with Senate, House ag leadership

Amid ongoing farm bill discussions on Capitol Hill, the co-chairs of the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) gathered in Washington, D.C., to advocate for America’s $64.7 billion specialty crop industry. The group recently met... more »

USDA NASS releases 2022 Census of Agriculture results

The 2022 Census of Agriculture results are now available from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). This report offers more than six million data points about U.S. farmers and farming operations. The 2022 Census... more »

Vegetable grower named 2024 Outstanding Young Farmer

Byron DuBois, a Salem County, New Jersey, vegetable and grain grower, is New Jersey’s 2024 Outstanding Young Farmer. DuBois and his wife, Karen, are also one of 10 finalists for the 2024 National Outstanding Young... more »

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