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Marrone Bio appoints John Driver as Great Lakes territory sales manager

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII), a producer of sustainable biopesticide and plant health solutions, has appointed John Driver as U.S. Great Lakes Territory sales manager effective immediately. Driver brings over 19 years of... more »

Western Growers Insurance Services hires Trost as VP of employee benefits

Western Growers has added Eric Trost to its Insurance Services team as vice president of employee benefits. In this role, Trost will lead the expansion of Western Growers Insurance Services’ employee benefits capabilities, solutions and resources... more »

Fancy Farms adapts to challenges in turbulent strawberry industry

Carl Grooms has seen a lot since he entered the strawberry growing business in 1974. He’s leaving the Plant City, Florida, growing operation in the hands of his son, Dustin, but has plenty of concerns... more »

More than 3,000 acres of Michigan winegrapes bring industry growth

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared May to be “Michigan Wine Month” to honor the state’s wide selection of quality wines and the wine industry’s significant contribution to the economy. The number of wineries in the... more »

Hurricane Michael continues to hamper Georgia, Florida agriculture

On Oct. 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a Category 5 hurricane, with peak, sustained winds estimated at 160 mph. It was the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall... more »

Benson joins Drape Net North America as sales represenative

Drape Net North America has added Dean Benson as its West Coast sales representative. Benson has 26 years of agricultural risk management and crop insurance experience. Benson started his career as a crop insurance agent. His initial... more »

California EPA to cancel chlorpyrifos registrations

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) said May 8 its Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) would ban the use of the pesticide and toxic air contaminant chlorpyrifos in California by... more »

Sun World International sells vineyards to focus on fruit breeding, licensing

Grapes grower Sun World International (Sun World) will sell its leased and owned California farming property to an investor group, to focus on breeding and licensing of stone fruit and table grapes varieties. The investor... more »


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