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Vegetable exports from the U.S. total $4.1 billion

U.S. agricultural exports in fiscal year 2017, climbed nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year, reaching a total $140.5 billion, the third-highest level on record. As it has done for well over 50 years, the U.S. agricultural sector once again ... more


Wayne Hawkins, Florida fruit and vegetable leader, dies

Mr. Carrol Wayne Hawkins, age 85, husband of Carole Joan “Flea” Hawkins, and a resident of Seminole County, passed away Nov. 19, 2017, in Lake Mary, Florida. Respecting Wayne’s wish of not wanting a funeral, a celebration of his life and visita... more


Effect of phosphorus rates on tomato in calcareous soil

Phosphorous (P) has a significant role in root growth, fruit and seed development, and plant disease resistance. Currently, no P fertilizer recommendations are available for vegetables grown on calcareous soils in Florida. Phosphorous (P) has a si... more


California sets rules on pesticides near schools, day cares

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has adopted new rules to further protect young students from pesticide exposure. The rules, which take effect on January 1, 2018, regulate the use of agricultural pesticides near schools and lic... more


Restricted Use Pesticide workshop set in Michigan

A Restricted Use Pesticide Workshop for private and commercial applicators will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Berrien County MSU Extension office, 1737 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, Michigan. Registration, along with refreshments begin at 8:3... more


USDA

USDA to support pesticide needs, methyl bromide cuts

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will make funding available to research new, environmentally-friendly pesticides, and innovative tools and strategies to replace methyl bromide, an older treatment for pests. Methyl Bromide ... more


BrightFarms VP heads up 15 greenhouses’ construction

[caption id="attachment_13342" align="alignright" width="225"] Erk Lallum[/caption] BrightFarms has hired Erik Lallum as vice president of design, construction and facilities. Lallum will be responsible for leading all greenhouse development, i... more


Women in Ag Conference set in 40 Pacific NW locations

Women across the Northwest can become better agriculture leaders in the upcoming 2017 Women in Agriculture Conference, organized by Washington State University (WSU). The conference is Saturday, Nov. 18, at 40 locations in Washington, Idaho, Oregon,... more


Speaker, schedule set for Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

This year’s keynote speaker is Charlie Arnot, CEO of The Center for Food Integrity.


Michigan-based Monte Package to expand operations

A southwest Michigan-based manufacturer and supplier of packaging for the produce industry, is expanding at its Riverside, Michigan headquarters in Hagar Township. According to a report from Moody on the Market's Pat Moody, the 92-year-old family-... more



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