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Arizona Leafy Greens’ Food Safety Training Program now available online

Just in time for the Southwest's planting and harvest crew trainings, the Arizona Food Safety Committee (Arizona LGMA) has made all of its training materials available for purchase on the organization's website.“We began a process... more »

Pumpkin and winter squash harvest and storage

Continuing dry conditions throughout the state are hastening the decline of pumpkin vines in many fields. This raises the question of when pumpkins should be cut from the vine, and how best to store them... more »

YouTube channel ready for Farm Safety Week

The 10 U.S. Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are positioned to promote safety solutions during National Farm Safety and Health Week (Sept. 20-26), and year round.The centers... more »

FSMA Preventive Controls rule now final

FDA said the final rule has elements of both the original and supplemental proposals, in addition to new requirements that are the outgrowth of public input received during the comment period for both proposals. For... more »

Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce recalls cucumbers

Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce (A&W) of San Diego, California is voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition label during the period from Aug. 1, 2015 through Sept. 3, 2015 because it may... more »

Public Health investigates E. coli outbreak in Washington

Public Health is currently investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 – one of the most serious foodborne illnesses you can contract.We follow specific steps to find clues that help us pinpoint the source(s) that... more »

Nimitz gets label for direct-seeded crops in Florida counties

Nimitz nematicide has received a FIFRA Section 24(c) Special Local Need (SLN) label for Miami-Dade, Lee, Hendry, Manatee, Hardee and Hillsborough counties in Florida.According to a news release from Adama, granted by the Florida Department... more »

Harmonized Standards now available in Spanish

The Spanish versions of “Field Operations and Harvesting, Post-harvest Operations and the Combined Harmonized Food Safety Standards” are all now official without change and available for use.The Harmonized Standards were created by a wide spectrum... more »

WP Rawl’s business is growing with help from new generation

WP Rawl announced the continued expansion of its team by adding fourth generation family members Lauren Clifton, Robert Clifton and Amber Rawl.Lauren and Robert Clifton accepted full time positions at WP Rawl this summer, joining... more »

Replenishing California groundwater may be done by flooding fields in rainy years

As farmers pump groundwater to keep their crops alive during the California drought, many of the state's aquifers are being drained rapidly. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) researchers are working on a new... more »

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