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Sixth Adams Produce official pleads guilty

John Alexander pleaded guilty to one federal charge instead of facing trial on a 33-count indictment, becoming the sixth Adams Produce Co. executive to plead in the investigation into defrauding the government.

Houweling's produces promotional video

Houweling’s Tomatoes has launched a promotional video, “Mastery Under Glass: From Seed to Harvest,” on its website, www.houwelings.com, and social media.

Small apples harder to find this fall

Some apple shippers are scrambling to fill orders for smaller fruit this fall.

Small apples harder to find this fall

Some apple shippers are scrambling to fill orders for smaller fruit this fall.

Weather Impacts on Corn Soybean Yield & Trading

With a session topic on how environmental constraints impact crop yield and trading you’d think this would take a long time. However, at the Bayer CropScience 2014 Corn and Soybean Future Forum Kyle Tapley, MDA Information Systems, got the job done in a short time frame. The focus was on weather and Kyle made a few statements that caught my... Read More

FFA – You are the Future

Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke to FFA members in attendance for one of the opening sessions at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo this morning. He speaks at many different venues, but said this audience is the hardest because he is following young people who are very well spoken, don’t use any notes and never skip a beat.... Read More

Chiquita vote was 2-to-1 againt Fyffes; execs future unknown

After their shareholders rejected a merger with Fyffes Plc. by a margin of more than two to one, the Chiquita board of directors unanimously approved a buyout offer of $1.3 billion from two Brazilian companies.

Braga Fresh returns to Lifetime TV

Braga Fresh Family Farms president Rod Braga is scheduled to appear again on the Lifetime Channel morning show, “The Balancing Act,” to discuss organic produce.

Why is the health image of produce slipping?

Consumer perceptions of fruits and vegetables as healthful is slipping, whether it’s fresh, fresh-cut, canned, frozen or in juice form, according to a survey from the Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Washington apples regain China market

Providing a key market outlet for a record volume crop, the Chinese market is open again to Washington red and golden delicious apples after a two-year absence.

Rural America: It’s Complicated, Really Complicated

By Brian Depew on October 30, 2014 - 6:44am There are two closely held, and widely believed, narratives about rural America. The narrative in the national media is a fatalist one. Rural places are dying. The people are leaving. This narrative has roots in the farm crisis. Show More Summary

20-day lag between state test and results in cilantro recall

Shenandoah Growers Inc. is voluntarily recalling 465 clamshells of cilantro because of possible salmonella contamination.

20-day lag between state test and results in cilantro recall

Shenandoah Growers Inc. is voluntarily recalling 465 clamshells of cilantro because of possible salmonella contamination.

20-day lag between state test and results in cilantro recall

Shenandoah Growers Inc. is voluntarily recalling 465 clamshells of cilantro because of possible salmonella contamination.

Nutreco takeover by SHV one step closer

The final stage of Nutreco's acquisition by SHV seems to be one step closer again, but eyebrows are been raised at the Dutch Association of Stockholders.

Canadian Feed Research Centre officially opened

The University of Saskatchewan officially opened its new Canadian Feed Research Centre (CFRC) on October 24. The grand opening also recognised Cargill’s animal nutrition business in Western Canada for its $2.46 million contribution to the Canadian Feed Research Centre.

The Old Picnic Grounds

Every place has a story. Where I live now, you can find graves in the pasture marked by just a single wooden post surrounded by a pile of rocks. It’s said there are actual dinosaur bones entrenched in one of the beaches of the lake. There’s a hill of chalk rock where generations of families, lovers and children have carved... Read More

Ag groups seek methyl bromide for emergencies

More than 80 U.S. agricultural and commodity groups have signed a letter to Frank Lucas, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, asking that Congress pass legislation to allow emergency use of the fumigant methyl bromide.

UK: Certificates of Competence re-launched

The Certificate of Competence in pig husbandry skills has been overhauled to make it even more practical and relevant to everyday production.

Canadian Feed Research Centre officially opened

The University of Saskatchewan officially opened its new Canadian Feed Research Centre (CFRC) on October 24. The grand opening also recognised Cargill’s animal nutrition business in Western Canada for its $2.46 million contribution to the Canadian Feed Research Centre.

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