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Controlled Environment Urban Agriculture conference set Dec. 5 in Dallas

The first Controlled Environment Urban Agriculture Conference Dec. 5 in Dallas will provide information on a wide range of topics as well as access to Texas A&M AgriLife and industry experts, coordinators said. Experts from... more »

Organic Grower Summit names Grower of the Year

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and the Organic Produce Network (OPN) will honor long-time organic growers Lundberg Family Farms as the recipient of the third annual Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year.  Lundberg Family Farms... more »

Mann Packing Co. recalls vegetable products due to potential risks

Salinas, California-based Mann Packing Co., Inc. (Mann) announced Nov. 1 the voluntary recall of a series of vegetable products sold to select retailers in the United States and Canada. The voluntary recall is a response... more »

LGMA responds to E. coli outbreak potentially linked with romaine lettuce

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) reacted Nov. 1 to an Oct. 31 U.S. Food and Drug Administration release of information about an inactive E. coli outbreak involving 23 illnesses possibly associated with romaine lettuce occurring... more »

Plenty to open vertical farm in LA

Vertical farming company  Plenty recently announced it will build a new operation to serve southern California. The farm, about the size of a soccer field, is planned to begin development in Compton later this year... more »

Early California hemp research already yielding results

For the first time ever, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) researchers harvested an industrial hemp crop at one of its nine research and extension centers this fall. "It's an interesting crop," said UC... more »

California below safe residue levels on fruits, vegetables

Once again, tests showed that the vast majority of fresh produce collected by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) met national pesticide residue standards. During its 2018 survey, DPR found 95 percent of all samples... more »

NatureSweet names Rodolfo Spielmann new president and CEO

San Antonio, Texas-based NatureSweet Tomatoes has added Rodolfo Spielmann as its new president and CEO. “Rodolfo brings strong passion and depth of experience to his new role as the leader... more »

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