Crop Protection

Stabenow to lead Senate Agriculture Committee

Michigan's Debbie Stabenow is the new chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, due to the defeat of Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln in the last election.In taking over the committee, she will take the lead in... more »

Food-safety measure passes Senate in Sunday surprise

A bill that would overhaul the nation's food-safety laws for the first time since the Great Depression came roaring back to life Sunday as Senate Democrats struck a deal with Republicans that helped overcome a... more »

Stabenow to lead Senate Agriculture Committee

Michigan's Debbie Stabenow is the new chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, due to the defeat of Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln in the last election.In taking over the committee, she will take the lead in... more »

Food Safety Bill May Jeopardize Small Farmers

Asheville has always catered to tourists craving scenic beauty, but in recent years, the city has gained a reputation for its local food movement. Asheville Citizen-Times Click here to read the rest of the article. more »

Surplus of Strawberries Keeps Prices Low

Due to some interference from Mother Nature, strawberry prices nationwide have plunged, much to consumers' delight and growers' frustration, according to AccuWeather.com. Florida's crop usually hits the market in January and February, but unseasonably cool... more »

Food-safety Rules Loom Large on Small Farms

Remember the three-second rule from when you were a kid? If a piece of food falls on the floor, so long as you pick it up in three seconds it's still OK to eat. BurlingtonFreePress.com... more »

Ohio Wants a Say in Produce Safety Plan

Bob Jones hoped that this food safety thing would have been cleared up by now, but it's more confusing than ever. Produce growers today have to live up to a multiplicity of standards to keep... more »

Food Safety Regulations Eat Away at Small Farmer Wallets

Recent outbreaks of foodborne illnesses have some grocery stores demanding tougher safety regulations, but the standards may make it more difficult for East Tennessee farmers to stay in business. WBIR-10 Click here to read the... more »

New Brochure Provides Guidance on Reducing Pesticide Harm to Pollinators

Syngenta Crop Protection, Bayer CropScience and the Center for Urban/Rural Environmental Stewardship have partnered in efforts to reduce pollinator exposure to pesticides. The coalition has published a six-page brochure that provides steps for farmers, applicators... more »

Has Peruvian Asparagus Peaked?

Four years ago, Peruvian asparagus growers were feeling pretty confident -- and for good reason. Their industry had grown exponentially since 1991, when Peruvian asparagus was granted tariff-free access to the U.S. market. The U.S.... more »

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