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2023 Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under Forty Awards

The Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News recognized the hard work of the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under Forty Award Class of 2023 during a reception Dec. 5 at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council honors industry experts

The Michigan Vegetable Council has chosen Main Farms, Six Lakes, Michigan, as the recipient of the Master Farmer Award and Dr. Rebecca Grumet as the Master Farmer Associate Award honoree for 2023. The Main family... more »

New Jersey farmer earns national honor

New Jersey’s 2024 Outstanding Young Farmer, vegetable grower Byron DuBois, is one of four national winners of the 2024 National Outstanding Young Farmers Award. DuBois, with the support of his wife Karen, co-owns and operates... more »

Organic hybrid Sweet Garleek named a best invention of 2023

A year after organic seed developer Row 7 Seed Company began selling its innovative products through Whole Foods, the company is expanding its presence there, with plans to add more items in 2024. Row 7’s... more »

Botanical Solutions Inc. sees growth, recognition, in biologicals

Quillibrium, a biopesticide from Botanical Solutions Inc., continues to see increased sales through a partnership with Syngenta, and expansion plans are expected to boost them further. The company reports Quillibrium saw a growth of more... more »

ProducePay makes Fast Company’s list of innovators

ProducePay, designed to transform the global produce industry into a more connected and sustainable supply chain, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023. This year’s... more »

Netafim USA’s AlphaDisc filter receives award

Netafim USA is celebrating recognition for its AlphaDisc filter, designed to protect irrigation systems against clogging caused by organic contaminants. The Irrigation Association named AlphaDisc the Bronze winner of its 2022 New Product Contest in... more »

Rain Bird receives World Ag Expo award

Rain Bird’s S5 Pressure Compensating Heavywall Dripline has received a World Ag Expo Top-10 Product Award, the second year in a row the irrigation solutions company has earned that designation. The recognition at World Ag... more »

Michael Brooks named N.J. 2023 Outstanding Young Farmer

Michael Brooks, a Salem County vegetable and grain grower, has been chosen as New Jersey’s 2023 Outstanding Young Farmer by the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture. Brooks and his wife, Emily, are also one... more »

Bonds recognized as Pennsylvania Young Growers

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association (PVGA) has named Kevin and Morgan Bond as recipients of the 2023 Young Grower Award. The Bonds help operate and manage B&R Farms in Ringtown, Pennsylvania, which is owned and... more »

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