Leafy Greens

Arizona’s leafy greens industry unites around romaine outbreak

While romaine production in Arizona has slowed for the season, those involved in the production and shipment of Arizona leafy greens vegetables are working diligently with federal agencies and other industry partners to gather accurate... more »

Update regarding E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an update regarding the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region. Here's a statement from the Produce... more »

McCain invests in TruLeaf vertical farm tech

McCain Foods Limited has strategically invested in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture, a Canadian agricultural technology company. TruLeaf has developed proprietary indoor vertical farming technology to grow high-quality greens sustainably year-round. Since its inception in 2011, TruLeaf gathered... more »

Produce groups comment on E. coli breakout linked to lettuce

After the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a connection between a multi-state E. coli outbreak and romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, leading industry groups issued a response. In a joint statement,... more »

PlantTape product promises growers a streamlined start

A belt-fed mechanical system called PlantTape promises to reduce labor costs and save time during field planting. The industry standard is rotary or carousel-style transplanters. But many small vegetable growers are also familiar with non-motorized, single-row... more »

Greens grower builds on shared wisdom of small farms

A small farm in Presque Isle, Michigan shows the organization and expertise available to a new farmer not afraid to seek out advice and try new techniques. Dion Stepanski of Presque Isle Farm spoke about... more »

AeroFarms pursues world’s highest-producing indoor farm operation

These are heady times to be working at Newark, New Jersey-based AeroFarms. The “aero” in the name refers to aeroponics – the practice of misting plant roots with water and nutrients – rather than the... more »

BrightFarms launches new crunchy iceberg baby leaf

BrightFarms is announcing the launch of Sunny Crunch, a packaged salad that features a unique baby leaf iceberg not typically found in US supermarkets. With a mild flavor profile... more »

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