Water

Waterjet cutting shows promise for produce items

The use of high-pressure jets of water as a way to cut produce may be beginning to emerge as an alternative for fresh-cut processors.The technology for waterjet cutting has been around for decades, first appearing... more »

California ag finds ways to conserve water

The 2014 drought will cost California's economy $2.2 billion and 17,100 seasonal and part-time jobs, according to a study released in July by the University of California's (UC) Center for Watershed Sciences and Agricultural Issues... more »

Peri & Sons: Food safety brings competitive edge

On-farm food safety audits are just one tool to ensure product grown and shipped by Peri & Sons Farms is safely making its way to customers.Brad Johnston, chief strategy officer and general counsel of the... more »

Walmart funds strawberry sustainability projects

Retail giant Walmart has announced a commitment to sustainability, including bringing climate change considerations into its supply chains, requiring suppliers to meet specific standards and reducing energy use in its stores and transportation networks. "They... more »

Company makes mark growing tomatoes under cover

Small tomatoes are the fastest-growing part of the tomato market in the United States. NatureSweet Tomatoes is doing its part to meet the rising demand.NatureSweet, based in San Antonio, owns and operates seven production facilities,... more »

Washington asparagus growers pursuing a rebound

The Washington state asparagus industry has taken a number of blows in the past couple of decades, but it appears the rocky road may be smoothing out a bit as new opportunities are seen on... more »

Fewer, more vigorous I-9 audits to be conducted

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has some good news for employers: There will be fewer mandatory I-9 audits.The bad news?The audits that do occur will be "more vigorous," according to Cory Howe, a special... more »

California growers brace for dry year

Fruit and vegetable growers in the nation's most productive agricultural state hope to get a little relief now that California Gov. Jerry Brown has officially declared a drought state of emergency following three seasons of... more »


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