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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 »

AgSharks Competition features five finalists to compete for $250K

After  reviewing the flood of applications from start-up companies who are all developing technology to solve agriculture’s most critical issues, Western Growers and S2G Ventures have chosen five finalists to compete in the 2019 AgSharks Competition on... more »

New Mexico State hires new Extension specialist for urban and small farms

New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences recently hired a new Extension Integrated Pest Management Specialist for Urban and Small Farms. Amanda Skidmore, who is stationed at the Agricultural Science Center... more »

California grower donates pumpkins for students to cook

About 2,725 consumer science – formerly home economics – high school students at 15 different high schools near San Joaquin will learn how to cook with locally-grown produce and meat. The... more »

California water projects plan draws responses

In response to the federal government's new plan that will guide the coordinated operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project in California, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif issued the following... more »

$1.92M given for farm and ranch stress assistance

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Oct. 22 rolled out $1.92 million in four competitive grants supporting projects to provide stress assistance programs to support people... more »

AgWater Challenge embraced by Driscoll’s

Fresh berry brand Driscoll's is participating in the AgWater Challenge in an effort to manage natural resources in a collaborative way. The partnership reinforces Driscoll’s commitment to water stewardship as well as supporting its network of more... more »

Thrive Fresh Summit Challenge features startup finalists

Produce Marketing Association and SVG Ventures announce the startup finalists with innovative solutions for the produce and floral industries to pitch live on stage at the THRIVE Fresh Summit Challenge. The pitch presentation will take... more »

Current Issue

Vegetable Growers News January 2022 Issue

Soli Organic thrives at indoor, in-dirt organic growing of herbs, greens

Pure Green Farms’ indoor-outdoor approach works well in broad market

Revolution Farms continues to expand greenhouse operation, providing ‘local’ greens to Midwesterners

Earthbound Farm ownership returned locally, and Taylor Farms continues to take organic to a higher level

Multiple approaches mitigate labor challenges

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

AppHarvest grows indoors for tomatoes, other produce

Farm market business considerations for 2022, beyond

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

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