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Past, present, future of trade relationship with Cuba

Since December 2014, when the United States and Cuba announced the intention to restore diplomatic ties for the first time in more than half a century, the U.S. has taken steps to ease restrictions on... more »

PMA hires new Global Business Development Manager

Natalia Gamarra joined Produce Marketing Association (PMA) on Aug. 3 as the new global business development manager.Gamarra holds eight years of international business experience and possesses proficiency in languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.... more »

EPA approves Syngenta fungicide

Syngenta's SDHI fungicide Solatenol has received registration from EPA. First significant sales in the United States are expected in the 2016 season.Solatenol has already been launched in Latin America as ELATUS, offering growers performance against... more »

Better tomato nutrition for improved packouts

Producing the greatest quantity of the highest quality tomatoes (peppers too) requires careful attention to production details.Packable tomato yields of 20-plus pounds per plant are readily attainable by growers willing to focus on production details.... more »

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 »

Current Issue

August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

Family, dedication fuel Georgia onion grower’s success

West Coast growers battle water shortages

University of Idaho researchers help develop solar-powered weeding robot

SC farming family legacy passes century mark

Greenhouse operation grows, processes and serves tomato dishes to tourists

Tools, techniques don’t solve celery meltdown

Great Lakes EXPO: Delivering the ultimate farm market

Farm Market column: What’s the difference between markup and profit?

Ag Labor Review: Will 2022 be remembered as the Year of Ag Labor Regulations?

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