Vegetables

FDA to hear comments on leveraging technology

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scheduled a virtual and in-person meeting to seek ideas on how the agency can leverage data and technology to advance food safety. The FDA is asking stakeholders to... more »

Michigan fruit management guide updated

The Michigan Fruit Management Guide, which includes coverage of strawberries, has been released by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. This year’s version of the Michigan Fruit Management Guide has been released by Michigan State University... more »

G&R Farms hires Vidalia onions veteran

G&R Farms has added Rawls Neville as sales manager. A Vidalia onion industry veteran, Neville joined the third generation southeast Georgia Vidalia onion grower on April 1. Neville began his career as a farm hand... more »

Customers focus of Enza Zaden departments reorganization

In a change that reflects global seed breeder Enza Zaden’s awareness of accelerated change in the seed industry, the company has integrated two of its departments. During the past three years, Enza Zaden integrated departments... more »

Verdant enters broccoli partnership

Verdant Technologies is expanding the adoption of its trademarked HarvestHold Fresh product in Canada to improve the sustainability and efficiency of the North American broccoli supply chain. HarvestHold Fresh is an in-box sheet that uses... more »

“FoldBot” robot reduces cardboard folding

A robot cardboard folding system cuts carton folding time and expense. Small farmers can hand fold the boxes and – for larger growers buying millions – an expensive full-size automated forming machine. [caption id="attachment_34421" align="alignleft"... more »

U.S.-Mexico labor task force includes IFPA’s John Hollay

The International Fresh Produce Association's John Hollay has been named to a multi-stakeholder and bi-national task force on farm labor. The task force, established by the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, aims to develop... more »

Texas produce group expands college student program

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) is expanding its career networking student program, Encouraging Discovery & Growth in Education (EDGE). The program will bring more than 40 Texas university system students to the Viva Fresh... more »

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