vegetables

Brighter Bites bounces back from COVID-19 in 2021

Brighter Bites, a nonprofit organization that delivers fresh fruits, vegetables and nutrition education resources directly into families’ hands, has released its 2021 annual report. The report features Brighter Bites’ financials, the number of nutrition education... more »

National Organic Standards Board seeks comments for fall meeting

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is accepting comments in preparation for its fall meeting. The board reviews comments before its two annual meetings; the fall meeting is scheduled for Oct. 25-27 in Sacramento, California. The board... more »

Sammy Duda named Duda Farm Fresh Foods CEO-elect

Samuel “Sammy” Duda, has been named CEO-elect of vegetable and citrus grower Duda Farm Fresh Foods. He previously was president. The decision marks the culmination of a nearly year-long process led by Duda’s board of... more »

USDA supports urban specialty crops through grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing millions of dollars in programs for urban producers, with a goal of strengthening the food supply chain and transforming food systems to be fairer, more competitive and more... more »

Rupp Seeds sells grain and forage division to focus on vegetables

Rupp Seeds, Wauseon, Ohio, has sold its grain and forage seed business to Rob-See-Co, of Elkhorn, Nebraska, to focus investments and research on its vegetables seed business. “We have great opportunity to expand our product... more »

Ohio State launches new greenhouse program

The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI) recently approved a new greenhouse engineering technology specialization in their greenhouse and nursery management major. This program is unique in its engineering approach to traditional... more »

Food safety, labor complicate vegetable growing at Uesugi Farms

Joe Aiello has seen plenty of changes since he bought Uesugi Farms in 1979, mainly in the areas of food safety, irrigation and labor. Farming today requires complex management skills and greater patience – patience... more »

Washing vegetables properly can extend shelf life

Washing fruits and vegetables fresh from the field in a properly equipped dunk tank or hydrocooler can be of tremendous benefit, extending the shelf life of the produce and improving its safety to the consumer.... more »

Pepper profit potential analyzed in high tunnel trials

New Hampshire farmers looking to grow colored bell peppers in high tunnels received some good news from researchers at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station in Durham. Researchers found many varieties produced excellent, high-quality fruit... more »

Cold weather makes for tastier spinach

Researchers at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station have found that spinach grown in high tunnels during the coldest months of winter has the highest sugar content. Becky Sideman, a researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment... more »

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