Vegetables

PMA, FPAA, Tomato Exchange respond to termination of Tomato Suspension Agreement

A variety of produce industry groups responded to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s May 7 termination of the agreement suspending the antidumping investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico. The Produce Marketing Association issued the following statement: "Trade... more »

Report: US to impose 17.5 percent tariff on Mexican tomato imports

There has been much discussion surrounding the withdrawal of the Tomato Suspension Agreement in recent months and on May 7, 90 days after the initial termination announcement, Reuters reported the United States will impose a... more »

Onion developer Leonard Pike posthumously honored in Texas

The Texas International Produce Association recently honored Leonard Pike with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Viva Fresh Show in San Antonio. Pike, pioneer of the 1015 onion as well as other vegetables that contributed... more »

Purdue horticulture professor one of eight faculty Fulbright Scholars

“A lot of people don’t know this, but tomatoes originated in the Andes Mountains,” said Lori Hoagland, associate professor of horticulture at Purdue University.  “For that reason, understanding soil biodiversity there has major implications for... more »

BrightFarms plans hydroponic greenhouse in Snyder County, Pennsylvania

BrightFarms Inc., a producer of locally grown leafy greens and herbs, will expand into Pennsylvania by constructing a new hydroponic greenhouse. The project is expected to create more than 50 jobs at the selected Snyder... more »

Arsonist burns dozens of bee colonies in Alvin, Texas

A meaningless attack on beehives near a vegetable farm in Alvin, Texas drew the attention of the national media. A county sheriff deputy found the bee boxes burning in the early morning hours of April... more »

Florida Watermelon Association commits $100,000 for research

In March 2019, the Board of Directors of the Florida Watermelon Association (FWA) approved $100,000 to designate toward a research fund, supporting grant initiatives that will focus on research and development within the industry. “Florida... more »

Lights, steam tackle strawberry disease, pests

A machine that can be programmed to traverse through fields shines a light to help prevent powdery mildew from causing damage to strawberries. Natalia Peres, a professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida... more »


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