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Association seeks to unite Colorado’s fruit, vegetable growers

A small but expanding group in Colorado is carefully nurturing a new association that brings together fruit and vegetable growers from all the key growing regions in the state.The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association... more »

Hydroponic consultant offers growers 30 years of experience

Joe Swartz, a hydroponic growing consultant based in Amherst, Massachusetts, has 30 years of experience in commercial production – experience he is always willing to share with other growers."I work with prospective, inexperienced and experienced... more »

Targeted breeding aids vegetable seeds

Meeting market demand in a more efficient and profitable manner could be accelerated for plant breeders, seed companies and commercial vegetable growers in the not too distant future.Working closely with the seed-growing community, and recognizing... more »

Waterjet cutting shows promise for produce items

The use of high-pressure jets of water as a way to cut produce may be beginning to emerge as an alternative for fresh-cut processors.The technology for waterjet cutting has been around for decades, first appearing... more »

Peri & Sons: Food safety brings competitive edge

On-farm food safety audits are just one tool to ensure product grown and shipped by Peri & Sons Farms is safely making its way to customers.Brad Johnston, chief strategy officer and general counsel of the... more »

Farm finds u-pick strawberry niche

When the economy changed a few years ago, Darin and Jessica Jones decided to get out of the residential grading and hauling business and into farming. It was a big leap, but the couple wasn't... more »

United Fresh 2014 New Product Award finalists announced

United Fresh announced a record 40 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association's 2014 New Product Awards. This year's finalists will compete in five categories for the title of... more »

Micro markets take produce sales to the next level

Next year marks Vic Pemberton's 30th year in the vending business.And he's the first to say that three decades ago, he never would have predicted the revolution that's happening in the industry today.Owner of several... more »

Sakata Seed America, Alf Christianson merge

Sakata Seed America and Alf Christianson Seed Co. have merged, effective immediately.According to a news release, the entity will operate under the Sakata Seed America name and will be headquartered in Morgan Hill, Calif. Sakata... more »

Baloian Farms pursues premium pepper producer designation

Becoming a leading producer of peppers continues to be a main focus of Fresno, Calif.-based Baloian Farms."We fully address the pepper category," said sales manager Jeremy Lane. "(We seek) to be a category leader in... more »

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