• Syngenta adds Orondis fungicide to potato portfolio

    Sep 14, 2015

    Syngenta announced that it has received U.S. EPA approval for ORONDIS. Pending state registrations, Orondis is expected to be available for the 2016 season. ORONDIS offers vegetable and specialty crop growers a step change in controlling diseases such as downy mildew and late blight, according to the… Full Story »
  • USDA awards $8.3 million in grants to support agriculture research, development

    Sep 11, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded more than $8.3 million in grants to small businesses for advanced research and development projects that will lead to technological innovations and solutions for American agriculture. NIFA awarded 85 grants through Phase… Full Story »
  • Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls rule now final

    Sep 10, 2015

    FDA said the final rule has elements of both the original and supplemental proposals, in addition to new requirements that are the outgrowth of public input received during the comment period for both proposals. For example, it said flexibility has been built into key requirements, including… Full Story »
  • U.S. potato exports decline for FY14

    Sep 10, 2015

    The USPB reports that total U.S. potato exports declined for the first time in over 10 years. Total U.S. exports were $1.6 billion for FY 14 (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015), a 7 percent decline below FY13. The FY14 total represents the third highest total… Full Story »
  • Great American Media Services announces acquisition of two horticulture magazines

    Sep 10, 2015

    Business-to-business publisher and event management company Great American Media Services has announced its acquisition of Scranton Gillette Communications’ Horticulture Group, including two magazines, Web properties and two events for the garden retail and greenhouse production industries. Greenhouse Product News, Lawn & Garden Retailer, Big Grower Executive Summit and the Plant Health Management Conference will… Full Story »
  • YouTube channel ready for National Farm Safety Week

    Sep 10, 2015

    The 10 U.S. Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are positioned to promote safety solutions during National Farm Safety and Health Week (Sept. 20-26), and year round. The centers have pooled their expertise on a YouTube channel featuring 80 videos. The videos can… Full Story »
  • Agricultural safety group offering scholarships

    Sep 10, 2015

    The International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) is supporting the next generation of safety and health professionals by offering 10 scholarships in the amount of $500 each to attend its June 2016 conference in Lexington, Kentucky. The announcement of scholarships by the U.S.-based society comes just… Full Story »
  • Innovation Motivator Leslie Stein to participate in 2015 BrandStorm event

    Sep 9, 2015

    The United Fresh Produce Association announced Leslie Stein, Innovation Motivator, as this year’s Emcee and Closing General Session speaker at the inaugural BrandStorm on Nov. 1-2 in San Francisco, California. Leslie Stein has done just a little bit of everything with her career. She decided early on… Full Story »
  • Ag World golf classic charity raises record funds

    Sep 6, 2015

    The second annual Ag World golf classic raised a record $61,915 to benefit the Spokane Ronald McDonald House Charities. “We are grateful to our many sponsors, golfers and supporters who made the event such a huge success,” said Warren Henninger, founder of Ag World Support… Full Story »
  • Most of U.S. rented farmland is owned by non-farmers

    Sep 4, 2015

    Agricultural producers rented and farmed 353.8 million acres of farmland, according to the results of the 2014 Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land (TOTAL) survey results released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Of these acres, 80 percent are owned by… Full Story »

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