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Water sampling for FSMA compliance

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule on Produce Safety. One area that w... READ MORE »

Marrone Bio reports first sales of MAJESTENE bionematicide

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) announced its first sales of its latest product, MAJESTENE. The company also reports that MAJESTENE has been liste... READ MORE »

New USDA bee genebank will preserve genetic diversity

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is organizing a national bee genebank as part of the agency's response to ongoing problems facing the country'... READ MORE »

Potato growers select 2016 NPC leadership

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 ... READ MORE »

Study: high pollinator density, diversity benefit small farms

Higher numbers of pollinators can significantly increase crop productivity of small-sized farms, according to a paper in the latest issue of Science."... READ MORE »

United Fresh announces food safety training courses

United Fresh is launching a new training program to assist produce industry members in complying with the Produce Safety Rule and Preventive Controls ... READ MORE »

Counting all farmers for the 2017 Census of Agriculture

The 2017 Census of Agriculture is still two years away but, at the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), we work hard to continually i... READ MORE »

USPB launches Spud Nation food truck

The U.S. Potato Board (USPB) launched the inaugural Spud Nation food truck at the POTATO EXPO 2016. The food truck represents a move by the USPB into ... READ MORE »

Innate second generation potato receives FDA safety clearance

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.... READ MORE »

Report: pesticide residues do not pose safety concern for food

The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has posted data from the 2014 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary, which confirms that overall... READ MORE »


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