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Certified organic product sales hit record

Organic sales are on the rise. In the U.S., organic product sales have hit a record, according to a report. Sales of certified organic products approached $70 billion in 2023, a record for the sector.... more »

Kern County Crop Report shares optimistism on vegetable production

The latest crop report from the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) revealed promising trends for vegetable crops in Kern County. According to the report, favorable weather conditions and proactive agricultural practices have contributed to... more »

Albaugh wins California fungicide registration for oomycete diseases

Crop protection specialist Albaugh LLC has received registration in California for a fungicide that battles a major disease afflicting a variety of fruit, vegetable and nut crops. Soilborne oomycete diseases, including pythium and Phytophthora spp.,... more »

BrightFarms showcases new Texas greenhouse

BrightFarms, an indoor-grown leafy greens grower, provided insights into the opening of its Lorena, Texas greenhouse at the VIVA Fresh produce trade show in Houston on April 11-13. VIVA Fresh attendees had the opportunity to... more »

Autonomous robots: Vegetable industry savior?

Can autonomous robots be the salvation for the vegetable industry's labor woes? The latest World FIRA event showcased a wide range of robots and autonomous solutions for vegetable growing. Emilie Casteil of Carottes de France... more »

Georgia ag commodity commissions seek nominations

The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is calling out for growers to serve on the Peach State’s agriculture commodity commissions. A dozen of Georgia’s agricultural commodity commissions are seeking nominations from producers to serve on... more »

Grimmway Farms to acquire San Miguel Produce

Grimmway Farms, Bakersfield, California, has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of San Miguel Produce Inc., Oxnard, California. This acquisition marks a significant milestone in Grimmway’s strategic expansion efforts and underscores its commitment... more »

Foundation names Colby Pereira Ag Woman of the Year

Braga Fresh's Colby Pereira has received the Grower-Shipper Foundation Agricultural Woman of the Year Award. The award honors women's unique leadership qualities in the agricultural industry in California's Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.... more »

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