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Growers assess Hurricane Ian damage

Florida growers are surveying damage to crops and property, following Hurricane Ian’s deadly landfall. Ian’s winds and rains caused massive human and property losses and harmed a variety of crops, from citrus to zucchini squash. Some items cou... more


Hurricane relief fund started for Florida growers

To aid farmers in recovering from Hurricane Ian, the Florida Farm Bureau has started a relief fund. The Hurricane Ian Relief Fund for Agriculture is designed to assist Florida farmers and ranchers affected by the Sept. 28-30 storm which ravaged th... more


Illinois farm and food groups join for Everything Local Conference

Focused on delivering an unprecedented opportunity to build the local food and specialty crops supply chains, three Illinois organizations teamed up to create the From Food to Flowers: Everything Local Conference. The event, the largest in the sta... more


Michigan warns of Kuntry Garden’s use of human waste on crops

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is advising consumers not to eat produce grown at a farm in Homer, Michigan, because it may be contaminated by raw, untreated human waste. MDARD is warning against eating fruits ... more


Biosafe’s ‘fearless leader’ Rob Larose dies

Rob Larose, who started Biosafe Systems with his father and has been the president and CEO for more than 25 years, died Sept. 25. He was 64. The company released a statement, calling Larose a fearless leader and visionary businessman whose loss is... more


U.S. House, Senate to consider precision ag loan program

Legislation introduced in the U.S. House and Senate would establish a federal loan program for precision agriculture through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency. U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, Illinios, and Randy Feenstra, Iowa, re... more


Symposium offers latest in berry health research

While the 9th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium (BHBS) was postponed in 2021 due to COVID-19, berry research on health has continued through the pandemic and will be presented at the event in 2023. The symposium will be Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in ... more


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