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  • Thought leaders to gather at PMA Tech Knowledge

    Apr 17, 2015

    Fresh produce industry members will have a chance to interact with revolutionary technologies from around the world – all in the name of advancing produce production and consumption in the next decade, when they gather in Monterey, California on May 11-13 for the second annual… Full Story »
  • USDA announces record number of organic producers

    Apr 15, 2015

    USDA recently announced that the organic industry continues to show remarkable growth domestically and globally, with 19,474 certified organic operations in the United States and a total of 27,814 certified organic operations around the world. According to data released by the National Organic Program, the number of domestic… Full Story »
  • ESA nomination period opens

    Apr 13, 2015

    The National Potato Council (NPC) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Environmental Stewardship Award (ESA).             The award recognizes growers who are adopting farming practices that reduce overall pesticide risk, enhance wildlife habitat and promote water quality.             The ESA is a component of the… Full Story »
  • Late blight resistant gene found

    Apr 9, 2015

    Researchers have found a gene that increases resistance against late blight disease.             A recent issue of Nature Plants said that researcher from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and the Sainsbury laboratory in Norwich, UK identified the receptor-like protein elicitin response  in a South American… Full Story »
  • Farmer’s union supports mandatory GMO labeling

    Apr 9, 2015

    The National Farmers Union (NFU) reiterated support for federal legislation requiring mandatory labeling of food products containing genetic modified organisms at its annual convention.             The NFU opposes a voluntary labeling standard proposed in federal legislation by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas).             On the NFU… Full Story »
  • FDA proposes to amend regulation on registration of food facilities

    Apr 8, 2015

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing a proposed rule to amend and update its regulation on registration of food facilities. The proposed rule would provide for improvements to the food facility registration system, and would also implement certain provisions of the FDA Food… Full Story »
  • Produce-related projects among USDA food safety grants

    Apr 3, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced funding awards totaling nearly $19 million, including more than $6.7 million for antimicrobial resistance strategies, to 36 grantees to ensure a safe and nutritious food supply and while maintaining American agricultural… Full Story »
  • Mike Ditka to give Wednesday Keynote Address at United Fresh

    Mar 31, 2015

    NFL Hall of Famer and the Chicago Bears beloved Coach Mike Ditka will deliver the Wednesday Keynote Address at the United Fresh 2015 General Session, Wednesday, June 10, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Ditka will share insights from his decades of experience as an NFL… Full Story »
  • Heinz buying Kraft Foods

    Mar 30, 2015

    H. J. Heinz and Kraft Foods Group signed a merger agreement that will create the fifth largest food and beverage company in the world. The new company will be named the Kraft Heinz Company and will be co-headquartered in Pittsburgh and the Chicago area. For… Full Story »
  • John Deere updates compact utility tractor line

    Mar 24, 2015

    Designed and built in Augusta, Georgia, the 2015 John Deere 3032E and 3038E compact utility tractors feature customer-driven updates for added convenience, comfort and ease of use. The 3E Series models are practical for rural property owners, equine and small-scale livestock operations, landscape contractors and… Full Story »

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