Leafy Greens

New officers, board members elected to guide LGMA

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement elected a new slate of officers and welcomed several new Advisory Board members elected by the leafy greens producer to guide the food safety program’s activities. Stepping into the role as... more »

Leafy greens group developing new industry-wide metrics for water

Responding to issues of the past year, the leafy greens industry is continuing to address required water standards, particularly those related to use of surface waters. The California Leafy Greens Marketing Association (LGMA) is committed... more »

Gotham Greens building Rhode Island greenhouse

Officials joined Gotham Greens CEO Viraj Puri on the banks of Providence's Woonasquatucket River March 28 to view the construction of the company's 110,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art greenhouse farm that will create about 60 jobs. The facility... more »

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 »


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