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Bipartisan group seeks end to tomato agreement with Mexico

Florida legislators have gathered bipartisan support from dozens of House and Senate colleagues in a push to terminate the suspension agreement between the Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato growers.

Tucker: hydroponic organic certification is settled issue

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - U.S. Department of Agriculture organic certification of hydroponic operations is a settled issue, USDA National Organic Program Deputy Administrator Jennifer Tucker said Feb. 1.

Big Idaho Potato Truck tour ends 7th season

The Big Idaho Potato Truck has finished another season on the road, traveling more than 40,000 miles and participating in almost 70 events in 2018.

USDA awards trade promotion funds to fight tariffs

About two dozen fresh produce and nut companies are recipients of funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s $200 million Agricultural Trade Promotion Program, to alleviate the effects of tariffs on exports.
Feb 01, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #USDA, #Exports, #Mexico, #China

Blueberry council seek new member nominations

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council is seeking nominees to fill 26 of the 40 seats available on the council.

Exotic mushrooms are wedging their way into the market

A fog envelops visitors who step into one of the 30-plus growing rooms for exotics at Phillips Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square, Pa. 

Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference growers move forward

After a tough year for the southeastern produce industry, more than 3,400 of those growers and packers started the new year afresh at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Ga.

Westfalia plant signals rise of Colombian avocado exports

South African fruit company Westfalia Fruit’s Colombia division has a new avocado processing facility in Sonson, Antioquia, Colombia.

New York growers get schooled on new Produce Safety Rule

About 50 growers from across New York state filled a small room at the SRC Arena in Syracuse, N.Y., during the Empire State Producers Expo to learn about meeting Food Safety Modernization Act requirements.

Chef Ethan Stowell tours Stemilt facilities

Stemilt Growers’ spokesman chef, Ethan Stowell, recently visited the company’s Fresh Center headquarters in Wenatchee, Wash.