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Cultivate Michigan initiative promotes peppers by hosting field trip

Sweet and spicy Michigan peppers are a highly nutritious and versatile vegetable for individuals and institutional food service staff alike. They boast high nutritional value, an abundance of varieties and uses, and summertime availability. A... more »

Syngenta replies to Monsanto announcement

The Board of Syngenta confirms that it received a verbal proposal from Monsanto to acquire the company at a price of CHF245 in cash and a fixed ratio of 2.229 Monsanto shares per Syngenta share.... more »

North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission announces new executive director

Kelly McIver was named the executive director of the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission (NCSPC) on Aug. 17, following the retirement announcement earlier this year by longtime director Sue Johnson-Langdon. McIver comes over from the... more »

National Kale Day scheduled for October 7

This year will mark the third annual National Kale Day on Oct. 7.In recent years, kale's popularity has grown in both supermarkets and on restaurant menus. In fact, Whole Foods Market now buys and sells... more »

Webinar: ‘A Breach of Contract is Established Under PACA: Now What?’

The Agricultureal Marketing Services' Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) Division presents "A Breach of Contract is Established Under PACA: Now What?" webinar to explore the steps after a breach of contract is determined. The webinar... more »

Internet use on U.S. farms up 3 percent

Seventy percent of U.S. farms and ranches now have access to Internet, a 3 percent growth from 2013, according to the “Computer Usage and Ownership” report, released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National... more »

Mississippi grower awarded for on-farm activities

Mississippi vegetable grower Allen Eubanks was recently selected as his state's winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. He was nominated by Patricia Knight of Mississippi State University's Coastal Research... more »

USDA schedules Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee meeting

The USDA's Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC) will meet on Sept. 15-16 in Washington, D.C. The meeting is open to the public.“This advisory committee represents the entire produce industry, and we look forward... more »

PMA responds to FDA’s proposed VQIP

Produce Marketing Association submitted written comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding their proposed Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) draft guidance for industry, a component of the Food Safety Modernization Act.VQIP is a... more »

United Fresh announces 2015 BrandStorm event

The United Fresh Produce Association has announced the development of a new marketing event added to its annual education offerings. Titled “BrandStorm,” the event will take place Nov. 1-2 in San Francisco, California.A project of... more »

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