Mucci Farms acquires Hacienda North Farms

Mucci Farms has acquired Hacienda North Farms, a 160-acre state-of-the-art greenhouse facility located in Coatsworth, Ontario. Mucci Farms is a grower and marketer of fresh fruits and vegetables and it is part of the newly... more »

New DPR data shows that 97% of fresh fruit and vegetable samples contain no illegal pesticide residue

Newly released data from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) shows that 97% of fresh fruit and vegetable samples collected and tested contain no illegal pesticide residue. The department’s 2022 California Pesticide Residue Monitoring Annual... more »

Jersey Fresh celebrates anniversary, visits Consalo Family Farms

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Edward D. Wengryn and other state and local officials kicked off the 40th anniversary of Jersey Fresh with a visit to Consalo Family Farms. Vineland-based Consalo Family Farms grows and... more »

BrightFarms showcases new Texas greenhouse

BrightFarms, an indoor-grown leafy greens grower, provided insights into the opening of its Lorena, Texas greenhouse at the VIVA Fresh produce trade show in Houston on April 11-13. VIVA Fresh attendees had the opportunity to... more »

Georgia ag commodity commissions seek nominations

The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is calling out for growers to serve on the Peach State’s agriculture commodity commissions. A dozen of Georgia’s agricultural commodity commissions are seeking nominations from producers to serve on... more »

Verdant enters broccoli partnership

Verdant Technologies is expanding the adoption of its trademarked HarvestHold Fresh product in Canada to improve the sustainability and efficiency of the North American broccoli supply chain. HarvestHold Fresh is an in-box sheet that uses... more »

Texas produce group expands college student program

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) is expanding its career networking student program, Encouraging Discovery & Growth in Education (EDGE). The program will bring more than 40 Texas university system students to the Viva Fresh... more »

Ed Wengryn appointed NJ ag secretary

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has appointed Edward D. Wengryn as New Jersey secretary of agriculture. Wengryn, who started in the role on March 25, succeeds Douglas Fisher, who retired. Joe Atchison III, the assistant... more »

AgroFresh acquires Pace International

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has acquired Pace International LLC, including its domestic and overseas operations. Pace was a subsidiary of Valent BioSciences and is a provider of sustainable postharvest solutions, equipment and technical services. [caption id="attachment_34375"... more »

Georgia growers continue state vegetable commission

Georgia vegetable producers voted to continue the Georgia Vegetable Commission marketing order. During February balloting, growers overwhelmingly approved continuance of the one cent per marketing unit assessment for another three years. The commission covers 14... more »

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