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New UC studies estimate production costs for coastal lettuce, broccoli

Help for estimating costs and potential returns for growing lettuce and broccoli is now available for California Central Coast growers and others. Four new cost studies for lettuce and broccoli grown in Santa Cruz, San... more »

Food and ag summit tackles water, farm bill

The outlook for California’s agricultural economy shows some signs of improvement after several years of supply-chain constraints, high input costs and a multiyear drought that forced farmers to fallow acres and remove orchards. The June... more »

Agronomic services provider Brandt changes marketing, promotes staffers

Agronomic services provider Brandt has reorganized its marketing functions and promoted three staffers into new positions. Based in Springfield, Illinois, Brandt is a retailer of professional agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty input products. With... more »

Meristem Crop Performance adds Midwest staff

Meristem Crop Performance has added two Indiana-based account managers. Cody Stevens of Pendleton, Indiana, and Jediah French of Leopold, Indiana, will market Meristem’s crop inputs to farmers in Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan. [caption id="attachment_31870" align="alignright"... more »

Ag products, services fuel record Syngenta sales

Syngenta Group is crediting demand for advanced agricultural products and services for the company’s record sales. In FY 2022, Syngenta Group sales were $33.4 billion, a growth of $5.2 billion, and up 19% from the... more »

Farm, food business technical assistance called for in farm bill

More than 135 organizations are calling for farm and food business technical assistance in the farm bill. The groups sent a letter to leadership of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, calling for dedicated funding... more »

Farm bill prep starts, trade likely a key feature

Specialty crop organizations are assessing shifts in congressional leadership while pursuing measures to address the industry’s needs in the 2023 Farm Bill. The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) works closely with the Specialty Crop... more »

Purdue ag economy barometer falls

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer declined again, dropping as a result of weakened farmer sentiment. The measurement fell 10 points in October to a reading of 102. Both barometer’s sub-indices also declined. The... more »

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