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United Fresh 2014 New Product Award finalists announced

United Fresh announced a record 40 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association's 2014 New Product Awards. This year's finalists will compete in five categories for the title of... more »

4 Corners Farm puts diversified slant on success

For more than three decades, Bob and Kim Gray have successfully navigated their way to a diversified growing operation in West Newbury, Vt.Their 225-acre 4 Corners Farm is located in the Connecticut River Valley, overlooking... more »

Growers renew push for immigration reform

For the last 14 years, Fred Leitz has been traveling to Washington, D.C., telling members of Congress that if they don't fix America's immigration system, fruit and vegetable crops are going to start rotting in... more »

CSA, farmers’ markets keep Ohio farm afloat

When Brian and Kelly Helser – owners of Paige's Produce in Stoutsville, Ohio – first looked into hosting their own Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, they had a hard time believing anyone would pay up... more »

Indoor vertical grower touts concept’s benefits

Emerging concepts that enable food producers to thrive in more sustainable ways continue to take shape.One of those approaches is known as vertical farming, and the operators of an indoor system being fine-tuned in a... more »

Greenhouse helps retailer sell local tomatoes year round

A Canadian produce company is helping a Michigan-based grocery chain offer fresh, vine-ripened, local tomatoes year round.Mastronardi Produce, based in Kingsville, Ontario, completed a 30-acre hydroponic greenhouse facility in Coldwater, Mich., in December 2011. That... more »

Food banks a destination for unsold produce

To John Hamilton, donating the excess produce he grows every year to feed the hungry is a "good deal."Hamilton is among dozens of Springfield, Ill., area farmers who participate in "Plant a Row for the... more »

Mich. pickle farm accused of cheating workers

The federal government is accusing a northern Michigan farm of failing to pay minimum wage to migrant workers who picked pickling cucumbers.A lawsuit filed in Grand Rapids federal court also accuses Darryl Howes and Ron... more »


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