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New Mexico Chile pepper heads to space

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will be growing New Mexico Chile in the International Space Station in 2020 as part of the effort to develop crops to support deep space exploration.   According to the New Mexico State University (NMSU)... more »

Annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory publishes in June

The Colorado Department of Agriculture will publish the 36th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory in June, which promotes Colorado farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) producers, agritourism activities, wineries and farms and... more »

Colorado State University receives $10M gift from Nutrien

Colorado State University and Nutrien, a provider of crop nutrients, inputs and services, have entered into a strategic partnership with a primary goal: feeding the world in the most sustainable, inclusive and innovative way. Nutrien... more »

Efforts underway to stop leafy greens outbreaks

As public health agencies recently called an end to the latest E. coli outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, the leafy greens community, government regulators and the entire produce industry continue efforts on multiple... more »

University of California offers Ag Innovations Conference in March

The University of California Cooperative Extension’s Entomology and Biologicals advisor, Surendra Dara, is hosting the fourth 2020 Ag Innovations Conference: Comprehensive Crop Care, Wednesday March 18, 2020 from 8 a.m.to 5:30 p.m. Agenda and directions... more »

Ocean Mist Farms launches Coachella winter artichoke season

Ocean Mist Farms, a leading grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in the U.S. and the only growers of winter globe artichokes in Coachella Valley, has launched the Coachella artichoke season. According to a news... more »

Frieda Rapoport Caplan, produce industry leader, dies

Produce industry pioneer Frieda Rapoport Caplan, 96, died in her home on Jan 18. Caplan is widely praised for her role in elevating the role of women in... more »

Romaine outbreak declared over; safety efforts up

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared Jan. 15 the e. Coli outbreaks associated with romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California, region over and the agencies lifted... more »


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