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Nature Fresh Farms expands operations to Laredo, Texas

Nature Fresh Farms has expanded operations with a new Distribution Center in Laredo, Texas, with future developments planned for next year. The new 61,000-square-foot Distribution Center in Laredo, Texas, provides a new major hub of... more »

Idaho grower, transporter to pay back wages after DOL determination

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD), an American Falls, Idaho, agricultural grower and potato transporter will pay $68,848 in back wages to 66 workers to resolve... more »

Virtual format set for EcoFarm Conference in partnership with Sierra Harvest

For the last 40 years, ecologically minded farmers, ranchers and foodies alike have gathered in Pacific Grove, California, to network, learn and activate at the EcoFarm Conference. In partnership with Sierra Harvest, this year’s EcoFarm... more »

Virtual annual conference for Colorado Fruit & Veg group set

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) will hold its seventh annual conference Feb. 17-18, 2021, using a virtual format. Registration for the event is just $20 for members registering early. “With a very... more »

Beneficial Insectary Inc. of California purchased by Biobest

Beneficial Insectary Inc., a North America independent producer of beneficial insects and mites, and Biobest Group NV, a  biocontrol and pollination today announced Nov. 30 that Biobest Group NV – through its subsidiary Biobest USA,... more »

Jason Resnick has been promoted by Western Growers

Western Growers’ veteran Jason Resnick has been promoted to senior vice president and general counsel. “Over the past 17 years, Jason has demonstrated an unrivaled commitment to Western Growers... more »

Sun World opens new Center for Innovation

For more than three decades, Bakersfield, California-based Sun World researchers have worked diligently to develop new and more flavorful fruits and vegetables. Beginning this month, they now have an impressive new home from which to... more »

Reports say Grimmway Farms purchased by asset managers

Bakersfield, California-based carrots giant Grimmway Farms said Nov. 25 it has reached an agreement to sell to an Indiana conglomerate that focuses on agricultural investments. According to a story by Bakersfield.com, the buyer is Teays... more »


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