• Innate second generation potato receives FDA safety clearance

    Jan 14, 2016

    The Food and Drug Administration has completed its food and feed safety assessment of the J.R. Simplot Company’s second generation of Innate potatoes. The FDA concluded that these Russet Burbank Generation 2 potatoes are not materially different in composition, safety, and other relevant parameters, from… Full Story »
  • Report: pesticide residues do not pose safety concern for food

    Jan 13, 2016

    The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has posted data from the 2014 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary, which confirms that overall pesticide chemical residues found on the foods tested are at levels below the tolerances established by the EPA and do not pose a safety concern. The 2014 PDP Annual Summary shows that… Full Story »
  • USDA grants $3 million for robotics research

    Jan 11, 2016

    The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced $3 million in grants to advance the use of co-robots that benefit and assist stakeholders in America’s production agriculture field. These three grants are part of the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), a federal research partnership that includes NIFA, the National… Full Story »
  • United Fresh, PMA react to USDA Dietary Guidelines

    Jan 8, 2016

    The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services recently released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The recommendations focus on five overarching guidelines and what foods to consume more or less of. Here are reactions from around the produce industry: United Fresh Produce Association – Tom… Full Story »
  • HHS, USDA release 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

    Jan 7, 2016

    HHS and USDA have released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The 8th edition of the Dietary Guidelines includes five overarching guidelines and suggestions on foods Americans should consume. The guidelines focus on the variety of what people eat and drink and updated guidance on topics such as added… Full Story »
  • EPA report: neonicotinoid poses threat to bees

    Jan 7, 2016

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, which shows a threat to some pollinators. EPA’s assessment, prepared in collaboration withCalifornia’s Department of Pesticide Regulation, shows that imidacloprid potentially poses risk to hives when the pesticide comes in… Full Story »
  • CHS Foundation now accepting scholarship applications

    Jan 7, 2016

    The CHS Foundation, the major giving entity of CHS Inc., a farmer-owned cooperative, is now accepting applications for scholarships. The CHS Foundation will award more than 300 scholarships in 2016. One hundred $1,000 scholarships will be made to high school students who choose to pursue… Full Story »
  • Matt McCallum receives Distinguished Service Award, Master Farmer Associate Award

    Jan 7, 2016

    Great American Media Services CEO Matt McCallum was recently honored at the 2015 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO for his long-standing dedication to the agriculture industry. The Michigan State Horticultural Society honored McCallum with its Distinguished Service Award, while the Michigan Vegetable Council presented him… Full Story »
  • Senninger Irrigation joins Hunter Industries

    Jan 6, 2016

    Senninger Irrigation recently announced it has joined the Hunter Industries family of companies, effective Jan. 4. Senninger and Hunter have been strategic partners since 2004 through an OEM relationship. “We mutually respected and admired each other as reputable companies and felt if we came together,… Full Story »
  • United Fresh 2016 Expo registration opens

    Jan 6, 2016

    Registration for United Fresh 2016 is now open. The event will be hosted June 20-22 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. United Fresh will feature new produce innovations and fresh food trends, tools and technology, business-to-business meeting suites, an expert consultation center, produce innovation… Full Story »

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