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‘The American Farm’ debuting Thursday to feature Alaska vegetable grower

An Alaskan vegetable farm will be featured on an eight-part new television series that debuts 10 p.m. Thursday, April 4 on the History channel. The series, called The American Farm, promises “an authentic look at... more »

Western Growers’ Nassif testifies regarding ag labor issues

On April 3, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif detailed the critical labor shortages facing American agriculture and laid out the case for agricultural immigration reform before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and... more »

Chef invitational planned by California Giant Berry Farms

California Giant Berry Farms will soon select chef finalists to compete in its annual Chef Invitational held at Tehama Golf Club in Monterey. Recipe submissions to compete in the 2nd annual California Giant Berry Farms... more »

San Antonio Wholesale Produce Market featured on Viva Fresh tour

The fifth annual Viva Fresh Produce Expo will start April 25 with a great opportunity for growers, wholesalers and distributors to tour the San Antonio Wholesale Produce Market (SAWPM). Photos: Viva... more »

Leafy greens group developing new industry-wide metrics for water

Responding to issues of the past year, the leafy greens industry is continuing to address required water standards, particularly those related to use of surface waters. The California Leafy Greens Marketing Association (LGMA) is committed... more »

Grafting tomatoes protects plants, increases yields

 Grafting vegetables is a time-tested way for growers to protect plants from soil-borne diseases as well as potentially improve yields, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Grafting is the process of... more »

A Q&A with FPAA President Lance Jungmeyer on tomato imports

Words are flying between different interests in the fresh tomato industry as the U.S. Commerce Department threatens to withdraw May 7 from the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico. Withdrawing from the agreement... more »

Ocean Mist promotes winter, spring artichokes

Ocean Mist Farms is launching a spring campaign, Reach for the Gold, to support sales of its “gold standard,” or premier spring artichokes. The brand’s “Peace, Love & Artichokes” promotion that wrapped... more »


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