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  • FDA announces funding for training under FSMA

    Feb 1, 2016

    The FDA announced two opportunities for funding, in the form of cooperative agreements, to enhance food safety under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The first cooperative agreement is for Native American Tribes Outreach, Education and Training to enhance Food Safety and FSMA Compliance. The second cooperative agreement is for Local… Full Story »
  • Helping potato growers every step of the way

    Feb 1, 2016

    BASF has a robust potato portfolio for growers looking to control diseases, help improve quality and maximize yields. It’s called “Grow Smart” and the company believes it will help growers get the most out of every acre. We sat down with Jennifer Holland, U.S. crop… Full Story »
  • Charvet receives award

    Feb 1, 2016

    Ellie Charvet received the 2016 Industry Leadership Award from the Washington State Potato Foundation during the Washington/Oregon Potato Conference in Kennewick, Washington. Charvet works for Harvest Fresh of Othello, Washington. He has been a member of the Washington State Potato Commission, serving on the Research… Full Story »
  • PMA Board of Directors establishes marketing as strategic priority

    Feb 1, 2016

    During the first Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Board of Directors meeting of 2016, the association’s Marketing Task Force recommended that PMA establish marketing as a strategic priority during the next two years. The goal is to drive the concept of “marketing as a discipline” throughout the industry,… Full Story »
  • United Fresh opens application period for leadership program

    Jan 28, 2016

    The application period is now open for the 22nd class of the United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program. Each year, 12 fellows are selected to participate in the program, which is developed around four fundamental goals: leadership development; business relationships; government and public affairs; and media… Full Story »
  • Marrone Bio reports first sales of MAJESTENE bionematicide

    Jan 28, 2016

    Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) announced its first sales of its latest product, MAJESTENE. The company also reports that MAJESTENE has been listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute and may now be used in certified organic food production according to the USDA National Organic Program Rule, according to a… Full Story »
  • New USDA bee genebank will preserve genetic diversity

    Jan 27, 2016

    The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is organizing a national bee genebank as part of the agency's response to ongoing problems facing the country's beekeepers. Average losses of managed honey bee colonies have increased to more than 30 percent per year due to pathogens, pests, parasites, and other… Full Story »
  • PMA 2016 Fresh Connections World Tour announced

    Jan 27, 2016

    The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) announced dates and locations for the Fresh Connections World Tour 2016. The tour will kick off in Shanghai, China in March and end in Santiago, Chile in November. Overall, the tour includes stops in five of the seven continents of the world:… Full Story »
  • Dyer new agronomist for MPB

    Jan 26, 2016

    The Maine Potato Board (MPB) has hired Jake Dyer as its agronomist and crop and variety development specialist. Dyer will work with the University of Maine’s potato breeding program to develop and field trial new varieties. He will also work with developing crop rotations and… Full Story »
  • Potato growers select 2016 NPC leadership

    Jan 22, 2016

    The National Potato Council (NPC) announced Jim Tiede from James Tiede Farms of American Falls, Idaho, was elected to serve as president for 2016 and to lead the council’s Executive Committee. Tiede was elected at the NPC’s 2016 Annual Meeting, held Jan. 14-15 in Las… Full Story »

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