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Sustainability report released by Wholesum

Wholesum has released its latest scorecard on how it handles sustainability. Based in Amado, Arizona, Wholesum is an organic greenhouse grower and shipper of Fair Trade Certified organic fresh vegetables. The latest sustainability report presents... more »

USDA: insurance options enlarged for specialty, organic growers

Fresh and processing tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage and other fruits and vegetables are to benefit from changes in USDA's crop insurance options. The USDA is expanding crop insurance options for specialty and organic growers starting with... more »

Florida tomato leader new Washington apple president

The leader of Florida's tomato industry is leaving the Sunshine State to head the Washington Apple Commission. Michael Schadler, the executive vice president of the Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE),  is the new president of the... more »

Growing tomatoes amidst climate change

A recent study published in Nature, a distinguished British journal, forecasts a more than 5% decrease in tomato yields in approximately 30 years in key regions including Italy and California.  Even in California tomato growers... more »

Machine-harvestable tomatoes available from UF/IFAS

Ever since Florida farmers have been growing tomatoes, they’ve picked them by hand or hired laborers. It’s painstaking work that might be made easier soon with machine-harvestable tomatoes developed by University of Florida scientists. Now... more »

Florida tomato growers respond to Mexican dumping

The Mexican tomato industry won’t be able to litigate its way out of dumping charges, according to a news release from the Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE). In mid-April, in response to a lawsuit by a... more »

“FoldBot” robot reduces cardboard folding

A robot cardboard folding system cuts carton folding time and expense. Small farmers can hand fold the boxes and – for larger growers buying millions – an expensive full-size automated forming machine. [caption id="attachment_34421" align="alignleft"... more »

New Jersey farmer earns national honor

New Jersey’s 2024 Outstanding Young Farmer, vegetable grower Byron DuBois, is one of four national winners of the 2024 National Outstanding Young Farmers Award. DuBois, with the support of his wife Karen, co-owns and operates... more »

Insecticide okayed for emergency use in Greece against tomato leafminer

Vestaron Corp. has been granted emergency authorization to provide farmers in Greece with an insecticide targeting infestations of tomato leafminer. The development marks a commercial milestone that could lead to the product’s first sales in... more »

UF tomato breeder Sam Hutton joins Lipman

Sam Hutton, a renowned University of Florida (UF) tomato breeder, has joined Lipman Family Farms' R&D team as the grower-shipper's senior breeder. Since 2010, Hutton has worked at UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’... more »

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