Idaho Potato Commission adds regional promotion director

Matt Zapczynski is the Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) new retail promotion director for the Northeast/Midwest. The Philadelphia native says his food industry career started by accident during college in Pennsylvania when he took a part-time... more »

Pennsylvania group highlights asparagus variety

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's (PHS) 2024 Gold Medal Plant winners, includes a high-yielding asparagus variety. Asparagus officinalis ‘Millennium’ is a stem vegetable that produces uniform, tight tipped, tender spears with excellent flavor. It is hardy... more »

Foundation names Colby Pereira Ag Woman of the Year

Braga Fresh's Colby Pereira has received the Grower-Shipper Foundation Agricultural Woman of the Year Award. The award honors women's unique leadership qualities in the agricultural industry in California's Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.... more »

First Michigan vegetable report for 2024 released

As Michigan's vegetable growers gear up for the 2024 growing season, they face unusual challenges stemming from the warmest winter on record, according to the first weekly report from Michigan State University Extension (MSU). The... more »

Deadline for USDA local market grants approaches

The USDA has Local Agricultural Market Program (LAMP) funds available to promote farmers markets, local food programs and regional food partnerships. Application deadlines for the grants are May 14. Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) This... more »

Robotics being tested sorting Vidalia onions

In time for this year's Vidalia sweet onion harvest, robotics are involved in a trial helping sort onions on Georgia farms. During the pandemic, labor problems became acute on many farms in Georgia and across... more »

Packaging industry innovator dies

Kenneth Fox, founder of Fox Packaging, has died. Fox, a leader in providing flexible packaging, died April 17. He was 91. “With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of... more »

BioTek Ag acquired by Custom Agronomics

Custom Agronomics has acquired BioTek Ag to expand its focus on nutrient use efficiency products. BioTek Ag is a North Carolina-based agricultural company with more than three decades of experience helping farmers improve and protect... more »

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