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United Fresh updates food safety guidelines for fresh tomatoes

United Fresh Produce Association is pleased to announce the release of the updated version of the Food Safety Programs & Auditing Protocol for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain, commonly known as the "Tomato Metrics." These metrics were initially de... more


Ag census Congressional District Profiles and Rankings released by NASS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on June 26 released the Congressional District Profiles and Rankings from the 2017 Census of Agriculture on the NASS website. This summary presents data by ... more


Herbicide Zidua now labeled for use in 2019 celery

Both SC and 85WG formulations of the herbicide Zidua are now labeled for use in celery via supplemental labels. (View the SC label. View the 85WG label.) Zidua is a group 15 herbicide; this group includes the more familiar herbicide Dual Magnum. It ... more


Monterey County Crop Report: $4.3 billion value, down more than 3%

Agriculture, the top economic engine for Monterey County, Califonria, saw the gross value of ag commodities grown in the county top out at $4.258 billion in 2018, a decrease of 3.7% from 2017, according to an industry report unveiled June 26. “F... more


Alessandri appointed Industrial Hemp Program Director for Michigan

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell has appointed Gina Alessandri as the state’s Industrial Hemp Program Director effective July 1, 2019. In this role, Alessandri will work on growing and supporting the ... more


Land transfer process eased with Virginia Generation NEXT efforts

Beginning in August, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Department of Forestry will co-host Generation NEXT workshops to provide information and tools for families looking into forest and/or farmland transfers. Running throug... more


Agriculture injuries documented in new online tool

A newly updated online tool is providing a clearer picture of injuries in agriculture. AgInjuryNews.org enables users to search the largest database of publicly available U.S. agricultural injury and fatality reports, getting a near real-time snapsh... more



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