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Opinion: ‘Food bully’ undermines safe fruits and veggies

Editor's note: Through its safefruitsandveggies.com consumer website, the Alliance for Food and Farming responds to the Environmental Working Group's annual Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists. The legacy of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is... more »

Survey: Farmers not to blame for high food prices

A recent survey of U.S. consumers show that most of them aren't placing the blame for high food prices on farmers, despite a 25% increase in the category from 2019 to 2023. The survey about... more »

Potato exports’ economic potential detailed in report

A report examining the economic impact of the U.S. potato industry focuses on the importance of increasing exports. “The Current and Potential Impact of Expanded Potato Exports,” authored by economists at Michigan State University and... more »

University of Missouri starts digital ag center

Addressing the Show Me State’s agricultural importance, the University of Missouri has launched a digital ag center. Because nearly a third of Missouri's economy is tied to agriculture, the University of Missouri’s Digital Agriculture Research... more »

Food, ag research award nominations open

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is accepting nominations for the 2024 New Innovator in Food & Agriculture Research Award. FFAR plans to grant up to 10 awards to early-career scientists pursuing research... more »

Growers voting on continuing Georgia Vegetable Commission

Georgia vegetable growers are voting on whether to continue the Georgia Vegetable Commission marketing order. Voting began Feb. 1 and continues through March 2, according to a news release. The marketing order allows assessment of... more »

Registration open to Florida organic event

Florida Organic Growers (FOG) is offering discounted early registration to the 2024 Organic Food and Farming Summit. The event is April 18-19 at the Embassy Suites by Tampa Airport Westshore in Tampa, Florida. The summit... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council’s proactive approach

As the Michigan Vegetable Council’s (MVC) president, Matt McCallum is delivering a new focus on research and advocacy for the Wolverine State’s vegetable industry. McCallum, owner of Great American Media Services, which publishes Vegetable Growers... more »

Veg Connections: Building organic matter in sandy soils

Soil organic matter (SOM) is often considered the foundation of a healthy soil because it mediates many biological, chemical and physical soil properties — from water holding capacity to nutrient availability. Strategies for building SOM... more »

Farm Bill: Conservation, research lead seed association priorities

Farm bill priorities for members of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) are as diverse as the seeds they produce and/or distribute, from numerous crops to the regions of the U.S. they represent. But as... more »

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Vegetable Growers News (VGN) May/June 2024 cover image

WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

Successful succession

Farm Market & Agritourism: markups vs. margins

 

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