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EPA OKs SPEAR-LEP bioinsecticide for use on outdoor crops

Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Vestaron has received approval from the EPA of its Spear-Lep bioinsecticide for control of lepidopterans in high-value field crops. This approval makes Spear-Lep the second peptide-based product developed by Vestaron, follo... more


McDonald’s supply chain manager joins United Fresh board

United Fresh Chairwoman Cindy Jewell, California Giant Berry Farms, has appointed Sarah Grady to fill an open seat on the United Fresh Board of Directors.  Grady is the U.S. Strategic Supply Chain Manager at McDonald’s Corporation for Produce, Fru... more


Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame names 2019 inductees

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation have named the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees for 2019. The induction ceremony will be held at the Florida State Fair’s Agricultura... more


NIFA invests in research to solve critical water problems

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded seven grants for research that will provide solutions to critical water problems across the United States. These awards were made through the A... more


Washington State scientist named Distinguished Professor

Acknowledging her world-renowned reputation in service to agriculture, Washington State University named plant pathologist Lindsey du Toit as the recipient of the Alfred Christianson Distinguished Professorship in Vegetable Seed Science. The award... more


Michigan asparagus operation benefits from state grant

During its regularly scheduled meeting Sept. 19, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development voted to approve Food and Agriculture Investment Fund grants for three food and agriculture projects in Michigan. The projects will help gro... more


Perdue visits Maine vegetable grower

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a Republican from Maine, tour Sandy River Farms with the farm owners, the York Family, on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The farm operations, located near Farmington, Maine, include an org... more


PanAmerican Seed hires lead vegetable breeder

[caption id="attachment_15399" align="alignright" width="225"] Luther McLaughlin[/caption] PanAmerican Seed recently hired Luther McLaughlin as general manager of its vegetable breeding initiative. McLaughlin will have the overall responsibilit... more


Growth from 2007-16 in Florida ag, natural resources, food industries

The latest installment of an annual report from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences reveals some good news about the state’s economy – from 2007 to 2016, the portion of Florida’s Gross State Product (GSP) gener... more


Kara Goldin named keynote speaker for BrandStorm

Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO of hint, the San Francisco-based healthy lifestyle company, will give the keynote address at the fourth annual BrandStorm on February 21, 2019 in San Francisco. The event, hosted by United Fresh’s Produce Marketing &... more



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