Vermont aids competitiveness of state’s specialty crops

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) announces the availability of grant funds for the purpose of enhancing the competitiveness of Vermont specialty crops, defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture ... more

Keynote speakers confirmed for Organic Produce Summit

The president of one of the world's most-recognized consumer fresh brands and a thought-provoking best-selling author have been confirmed as keynote presenters at Organic Produce Summit 2018, this coming July in Monterey, California. Ed Carolan, Pre... more

Washington state group plans pair of Farmers Market Workshops

In 2018, the Washington State Farmers Market Association (WSFMA) will host two two-day Farmers Market Workshops; one of these events will be in Renton and one in Spokane. This is a new opportunity for WSFMA to offer more in-depth training for farmers... more

Commercial UAV Expo to be held in October in Las Vegas

Following the acquisition of Drone World Expo, the fourth Annual Commercial UAV Expo, a trade show and conference for the commercial drone market, will bring together thought leaders, end-users and decision makers in the commercial drone industry. ... more

Study eyes factors for berry consumption in the U.S.

Researchers at the Center for Nutrition Research at the Illinois Institute of Technology recently published an assessment of berry consumption on associated health factors using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 200... more

The Agronomy Group purchased by Vegalab US

Vegalab US reported in a filing with the SEC that it exercised an option to acquire the The Agronomy Group. The Agronomy Group (TAG), located in Tulare County, California, is both a producer and distributor of environmentally friendly agrochemicals. ... more

Syngenta firms up collaboration with NRGene

Syngenta, an agrochemical and seed company, and NRGene, a genomic big data company, have continued to advance their cooperation in breeding and trait discovery in key crops. Syngenta has licensed NRGene’s GenoMAGIC, a cloud-based big data analytic... more

Reed, Jones join sales manager force at Kemin

Des Moines, Iowa-based Kemin Crop Technologies, an initiative of Kemin Industries focused on providing solutions for commercial greenhouses and commercial horticulture, has named two new sales managers, effective immediately. Darl Reed will serve as ... more

Wright named dean of WSU CAHNRS

André-Denis Girard Wright, an internationally recognized researcher and director of the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Arizona, has been named dean of the Washington State University College of Agricultural... more

Judge nixes lawsuit seeking worker collective bargaining

New York Farm Bureau is claiming victory in case that sought to create collective bargaining rights for farmworkers. The New York Farm Bureau statement read as follows: “New York Farm Bureau learned today that Judge Richard McNally has granted ... more

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