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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 »

Oregon pumpkin crop value up 50 percent

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has published vegetable production statistics for the 2018 growing year in the Pacific Northwest. Although production numbers for many crops were down at least slightly from 2017, there... 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 »

Nitrogen management in crops addressed by University of California

California growers can download a new series of publications summarizing efficient nitrogen management practices from University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR). The publications are designed to assist growers in complying with state regulations... more »

Guess appointed Southwest territory sales manager by Marrone Bio

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII), a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, today announced that Brian Guess has joined as Southwest U.S. Territory Sales Manager. Guess brings a wealth of experience... more »

Western water challenges subject of letter to Congress from organizations

Over 100 organizations representing water and agricultural interests in the Western U.S. urged Congress today to use any infrastructure package under consideration to help address severe hydrological conditions in the West.  “As a nation we... more »


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