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Grant will support expanded use of artificial intelligence for crop health

A research team developing artificial-intelligence-based solutions for diagnosing and managing threats to crop health has received a grant to expand the technology to assist more smallholder farmers around the world. CGIAR, an international agricultural research... more »

Penn State offers self-paced courses on planning, establishing orchard

The completion of apple harvest brings the opportunity to begin planning new orchards with exciting new cultivars and rootstocks. Penn State Extension now offers two online courses on best practices for planning and establishing orchards.... more »

Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference coming Jan. 6-7, 2020

Fruit and vegetable producers will find information aplenty at the 2020 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference Jan. 6-7 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel. “This yearly conference provides growers with up-to-date information that will help production,... more »

Penn State research projects awarded USDA organic agriculture grants

Three organic-agriculture projects led by faculty members in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have received grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The funding, totaling more than $1.3 million, was... more »

New York state pest management program head wins regional award

Jennifer Grant, director of the New York State Integrated Pest Management  Program, has been named recipient of the Northeastern IPM Center’s inaugural Outstanding Achievements in IPM Award. Center director Deborah Grantham presented the award to... more »

DOL query leads to New Jersey farm paying back wages, penalties

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD), a DOL administrative law judge (ALJ) has ordered Sun Valley Orchards, LLC – a farm in Swedesboro, New Jersey –... more »

Hepatitis A potentially linked to blackberries from Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, announced Nov. 20 an investigation into multi-state outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses in Indiana,... more »

RealEats America among firms named at Grow-NY business Competition

Empire State Development and Cornell University’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement has named RealEats America the $1 million grand prize winner of its inaugural Grow-NY business competition, an innovation and technology startup challenge focused on... more »


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