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Farmers’ market association educates consumers

One of the missions of the Colorado Farmers Market Association (CFMA) is to educate consumers across the state about the value of fresh, locally grown produce, said Annie Catura, current CFMA board president.In the wake... more »

Agraquest gets OK to expand use of Serenade Soil fungicide

Agraquest has been given the green light to use its Serenade Soil fungicide for control of Verticillium in California strawberries.Available in the U.S. for tomatoes, potatoes and melons since 2010, Serenade Soil has proved effective... more »

Colorado cantaloupe farmers face uncertain future

Last fall, a listeria outbreak in cantaloupes traced to a southeastern Colorado farm killed thirty people and sickened dozens more in 28 states. The economic fallout from the tragedy has also been far reaching.Farms from... more »

Haygrove winner plans to ‘retire’ to farming life

As the winner of a 25-by-100-foot Haygrove Gothic tunnel in the 2012 Great American Giveaway, Kermit Cutter of Newfield, N.Y., said he plans to use it to get more into farming.For the past four decades,... more »

Industry’s cantaloupe safety meetings change to webinar format

A series of webinars will replace regional meetings scheduled to develop guidelines to improve the safety of cantaloupe.Growers, buyers, auditors, academic experts and state and federal regulators were being invited to attend regional meetings planned... more »

Experts, leaders target cantaloupe safety

One day. One hundred experts. One issue with exponentially greater implications.In a nutshell, those were the bones of the "Cantaloupe: Food Safety Priorities" meeting coordinated by the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) at the University... more »

Social networking site caters to salad lovers

Salad enthusiasts now have a social networking site of their own called Love My Salad, an online destination that allows salad consumers to connect with fellow enthusiasts around the world. The website is one of... more »

Managing downy mildew in pumpkins

Cucurbit downy mildew is most serious on cucumbers, but can damage other vine crops, including pumpkins. Changes in the strain types (more aggressive and overcoming cultivar resistance) and early appearance in the northern parts of... more »

U.S. Dept. of Labor fines Jensen Farms owner

The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has fined cantaloupe grower Eric Jensen, who owns and operates Jensen Farms in Holly.Jensen has been fined $4,250 in civil money penalties for failing to provide... more »

House committee releases listeria report

The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee released a bipartisan staff report Jan. 10 that details the findings from the committee's investigation into the 2011 listeria outbreak in cantaloupes grown and processed at... more »

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