Leafy Greens

Michigan ag commission elects leader, gives grants

The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development elected new officers, during its regularly scheduled meeting March 27, and voted to approve Food and Agriculture Investment Fund grants. Trever Meachum of Hartford was elected Chair of... more »

lef Farms introduces new crisp baby greens

On the heels of launching its Fusion blend just a few short months ago, Loudon, New Hampshire-based lef Farms (pronounced "leaf") is excited to introduce another unique leafy green to the market, called Crisp. Touted... more »

Romaine Task Force issues labeling advisory update

The California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has shared an update from the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California: A work group within the Romaine Task Force has updated the voluntary packaging labeling guidance for romaine lettuce.... more »

helioCORE greenhouse light control system recognized by ag engineers

An LED grow light control system helioCORE has been recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers with a 2019 AE50 award for "Outstanding Innovations in Product or System Technology." The annual AE50 awards are presented... more »

FDA issues final report on E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannis commented Feb. 13 on the agency's final report from its investigation of the November 2018 outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 in California-linked romaine lettuce. "The U.S.... more »

Food safety expert Komar joins the California LGMA staff

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) is pleased to announce that Greg Komar has been hired as the organization’s new Technical Director.  Mike Villaneva, the LGMA’s current Technical Director, is retiring in May of 2019.... more »

Germains Seed Technology opens Gilroy, Ca. facilities

Germains Seed Technology held a Grand Opening to celebrate the completion of their new organic, automated processing facility and research and development Lab in Gilroy. Germains' new organic processing facility. Photos:... more »

Romaine safety not impacted by US government shutdown

News of the government shutdown’s impact on federal public health agencies has raised concerns about the safety of the U.S. food supply. Leafy greens producers want consumers to know the shutdown is not having an... more »


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