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LGMA votes to mandate risk-based preharvest testing

The Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement board voted July 8 to mandate preharvest testing for leafy greens grown in fields where elevated risk factors are present. Specifically, the LGMA food safety program will now require members... more »

OPS keynote presentations headlined by Albertson’s co-chairman Jim Donald

Jim Donald, Albertson’s co-chairman, will be a featured keynote presenter at the fifth annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS), joining retail industry veteran Kevin Coupe for a provocative and engaging conversation about the future of the... more »

Mixed bag for California melon crop reported

As people get back to backyard celebrations this summer, California melon growers say demand for summer staples of watermelons, honeydews, cantaloupes and mixed melons remains high, though getting the crop to market has faced several... more »

ASU issues report on how the organic food market can be improved

Arizona State University’s Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems has issued a new report on how the organic food market can be improved, and it's targeting the most powerful person in the free world –... more »

Long-term support to address drought on California agricultural, other lands

In the middle of California’s drought, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is meeting with landowners, Tribal representatives, and agencies to assess resource concerns and offer assistance to farmers and ranchers, as well as, forest and... more »

Alternatives to ag burning demonstrated by agricultural organizations

On June 29, Nisei Farmers League, along with other agricultural organizations, held an in-person demonstration pilot project at a vineyard in Madera County, California, to display alternatives to agricultural burning. The project is looking for... more »

Impatients Necrotic Spot Virus on desert lettuce topic of hybrid workshop

Impatients Necrotic Spot Virus was detected in spring 2021 on lettuce in the Western desert of the U.S. Although the disease did not have a significant impact in most fields, the impact of Impatients Necrotic... more »

Joint venture to produce ‘breakthrough’ in controlled environment agriculture

Irving, California-based Aeroponics Integrated Systems, Inc. d.b.a. AeroBloom, and Petro Control Systems Inc. announced a joint venture that will produce an advanced controlled environment agriculture system. Key benefits will include AI-based predictive system analytics and... more »

Current Issue

Vertical greens growing trend gets its own USDA grant

Multiple factors shape 2021 vegetable crop

Auxin herbicide problems crop up for growers

New research seen on Reflex’s crop safety on vegetables

Government, industry eye E. coli in leafy greens

Farm Market column: Consider procs and cons of selling at farmers’ markets

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: It’s all about focus as homestretch of reform beckons

Notes from the Farm column: Stand-up tree planter works; keep a list for doctor

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