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House passes farm labor bill; industry shifts focus to Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act Dec. 11.

FDA: Do not eat Salinas romaine, E. coli traceback continues

As the number of E. coli cases linked to romaine has risen to 40, federal health and regulatory officials are warning consumers not to eat romaine lettuce originating from Salinas, Calif.

Wages for Farm Labor Increase from 2018 According to USDA

Congress is taking steps to address the labor crisis facing farmers and ranchers.

The bill now moves to the full house for consideration. It comes on the heels of USDA releasing a new farm labor report.

Talking Fresh Summit and indoor farming companies

The Packer’s Tom Karst visits with Craig Carlson of Carlson Produce Consulting Oct. 25 about the just-concluded 2019 Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit. 

CAST Releases New Pesticide Report

Many people are concerned about exposure to pesticides in the fruits and vegetables they buy. The report comes from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology.

NJ-based AeroFarms receives sustainability award, launches microgreens

Newark, N.J.-based AeroFarms won the Responsible Business Award for Sustainable Innovation at the Ethical Corporation Awards, a Reuters event.

Florida Citrus Growers Finally Receive Good News

There's a little bit of good news for producers in Florida's citrus region. The National Agricultural Statistics Service shares why.

You missed these people (and more) at the NEPC expo in Boston

Check out some of the businesses, people and news you missed (or you saw yourself) at the 20th anniversary New England Produce Council's Produce, Floral and Foodservice Expo in Boston.
Sep 30, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Northeast (U.S.), #People, #Video

Washington Conference gives industry platform to politicians

WASHINGTON, D.C. — While the search for definitive solutions goes on, the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference provided a soapbox for industry leaders to express their passion.

New tomato suspension agreement signed

The new normal for U.S. imports of Mexican tomatoes is signed, sealed and delivered.