Animal scientists at Iowa State University, in Ames, IA, United States are searching for reasons and solutions for seasonal infertility in sows, including what may be the first scientific study of insulin’s possible role in the prob...
The Senate Judiciary Committee continues its review of the immigration reform bill and 300 amendments to it, with provisions related to the fresh produce industry likely to be discussed the week of May 20.
It is perhaps not surprising to learn that their agricultural policy is not particularly coherent and they are clearer about what they are against than what they would replace it with, but here is an interesting account of their policy stance on agricultural matters: UKIP
This is one of those few Saturday mornings I was happy I didn't sleep in. I was up early enough to sneak out before our out-of-town guests woke up so I could do a quick walk/shop through the Oak Park Farmers Market. It was glorious morning...Show More Summary
This week’s Farm Council meeting highlighted more of the divisions that remain on the CAP reform process than many observers, not least the EU Farm Commissioner and Irish Presidency, would have liked, reports Agra Europe. This meeting...Show More Summary
The New England Produce Center Inc. in Chelsea, Mass., is under new management.
Nixa, Mo.-based Market Fresh Produce hired Katie Wallace to its business development staff. Wallace will report to Steve Ford, director of business development.
Here’s a challenge that one of you may be interested in. The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) Board of Directors has announced that it is seeking qualified candidates for a newly approved organizational and staff leadership position, chief executive … Continue reading ?
With the chance of a devastating freeze getting slimmer, apple growers in Michigan and New York are getting more optimistic about a big comeback from a disastrous 2012-13 season.
Published on May 16, 2013- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is calling on Congress to pass legislation he says is crucial to American farmers. -kg
Published on May 17, 2013- U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R., IL) talks about the recent markup of the Farm Bill in the House Agriculture Committee on WYXY with Gale Cunningham on Friday, May 17, 2013 -kg
Robert Fogarty, photographer and founder of Dear World, may not think he’s changing the world but I might disagree. He takes pictures of people who are changing the world but in the process he’s doing his part to do the … Continue reading ?
The United Fresh 2013 convention and expo in San Diego shows what United Fresh does best.
SAN DIEGO — Don’t get your hopes up for comprehensive immigration reform, this year or in the near future.
What pepper marketers have been doing to get new varieties into the hands and shopping baskets of consumers seems to be working.
Jalapeños, habaneros and other hot peppers are routine to Marlin Bensinger.
Foodservice brings an array of challenges to the pepper business, but it can surpass profits made on the retail side, marketers say.
The pepper category grew slightly in 2012, thanks to a nearly 30% volume jump in sweet peppers outside the standard green and red bells, according to the latest numbers from the Nielsen Perishables Group, West Dundee, Ill.
SAN DIEGO — The speed limit signs will be posted, but will there be any cops to enforce them?
I feel like even mentioning the Environmental Working Group’s latest Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides — also known as the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” — is like poking a sleeping badger.