Southeast

West Virginia fruit growers featured on USDA tour

Eighth-generation Family Roots Farm was recently featured on a promotional roadtrip by the USDA Natural Resources Commission highlighting growers it has worked with. Britney and Hervey-Farris, and family grow a variety of crops on 200... more »

Blueberry grower, active industry member Lorraine Moore dies at 85

Lorraine Oliver Moore, a longtime North American Blueberry Council (NABC) member and a force behind the creation of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC), died Aug. 26 at age 85. Born Dec. 10, 1933, in... more »

Crisis communications webinar series for produce industry planned

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association is collaborating with the United Fresh Produce Association’s Recall Ready Team to provide a five-webinar series on Crisis Communications for the produce industry. These 15-20 minute webinars will be available... more »

IR-4 program headquarters moving to North Carolina

A national research program that provides safe and effective pest management solutions to specialty crop growers will be moving to North Carolina State University. The federally funded Interregional Research Project No. 4, or IR-4, conducts the... more »

Organic Food & Farming Summit set for November in Florida

The third annual Organic Food  & Farming Summit will be held Nov. 21-22 in Orlando, Florida. The Organic Food and Farming Summit is a statewide educational event geared toward farmers and the public (those who... more »

Georgia’s peach crop in good shape after two down years

Georgia peach farmers are feeling “peachy” about the outlook for this season’s crop, which is expected to more than double last year’s volume, according to Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural... more »

UGA Extension training helps keep Georgia’s produce safe

Over the past decade, Americans have fallen in love with locally grown produce, but just because something is grown nearby doesn’t automatically make it safe. Small and beginning farmers, who put a lot of their... more »

Produce grower is South Carolina farmer of the year

The Sunbelt Ag Expo recently named fruit and vegetable grower Sidi Limehouse  its 2019 South Carolina farmer of the year. Limehouse studied Agricultural... more »


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