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  • United Fresh launches 2015 BrandStorm event

    Aug 19, 2015

    The United Fresh Produce Association has announced the development of a new marketing event added to its annual education offerings. Titled “BrandStorm,” the event will take place Nov. 1-2 in San Francisco, California. A project of the United Fresh Produce Marketing & Merchandising Council, BrandStorm has been developed… Full Story »
  • PMA comments on FDA’s proposed VQIP

    Aug 19, 2015

    Produce Marketing Association submitted written comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding their proposed Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) draft guidance for industry, a component of the Food Safety Modernization Act. VQIP is a voluntary, fee-based program for the expedited review and importation of foods from importers… Full Story »
  • United Fresh distributes 2015 Compensation & Benefits Report

    Aug 18, 2015

    The United Fresh Produce Association has released its 2015 Compensation & Benefits Report for the fresh produce industry. Now in its third edition, the report showcases data from produce companies on a range of more than 30 professional industry positions including Sales and Marketing, Production and… Full Story »
  • Crude oil supplies appear stable for the future

    Aug 18, 2015

    Despite widespread conflict in the Middle East, world supplies and prices of crude oil are stable. It was not that long ago that even a rumor of conflict in the Middle East sent crude oil futures prices soaring. Despite current widespread conflict in the traditional… Full Story »
  • Managing late blight going into storage seminars scheduled in Idaho

    Aug 14, 2015

    The University of Idaho and Miller Research are sponsoring two meetings on managing late blight in late season and going into storage on Tuesday, August 18. The first meeting will be at the American Falls High School auditorium from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. The… Full Story »
  • Late blight continues to spread in Idaho: UPDATED REPORT

    Aug 14, 2015

    UPDATE: On Friday, August 14, Jeff Miller reported that late blight has been confirmed in four more Idaho counties: Madison, Fremont, Jefferson and Cassia. As of August 12, 2015, late blight has been confirmed in four counties, Minidoka, Bingham, Power and Bonneville. The US 23… Full Story »
  • Disease-carrying potato psyllids increase in the Northwest

    Aug 14, 2015

    The potato psyllid insect pest is being seen in rapidly growing numbers across the Pacific Northwest, but few so far have been found to carry a potentially devastating disease. Last week, Washington State University (WSU) Extension researchers found the bugs on 79 percent of field… Full Story »
  • ASABE creates new technical committee for unmanned aerial systems

    Aug 14, 2015

    The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) announced the formation of a new technical committee focused on unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Joining more than three dozen established committees in the Society’s Machinery Systems technical community, the UAS committee, designated MS-60, will focus on research,… Full Story »
  • Late blight continues to spread in Idaho

    Aug 13, 2015

    As of August 12, 2015, late blight has been confirmed in four counties, Minidoka, Bingham, Power and Bonneville. The US 23 late blight strain has been identified in Minidoka, Bingham and Power, samples from Bonneville County have been submitted for testing. Phil Wharton, potato pathologist… Full Story »
  • New safety-training website created for agriculture

    Aug 13, 2015

    Farm and other agribusiness operations looking for convenient, cost-effective ways to improve workplace safety and meet compliance requirements under the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) have a new option available online. Good Day’s Work is a web-based business that combines an expanding library of employee safety-training videos (available in… Full Story »

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