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Apeel Sciences gets $250M in new investment

Apeel Sciences, a company with a new postharvest treatment for fruit and vegetables, this week announced $250 million in new investment. Apeel markets itself as “on a mission to combat food waste,” according to the press release.... more »

‘Bloom Where You are Planted’ event held by Visa Fresh

While the industry may not have gotten the opportunity to go to Viva Fresh this year, Mission, Texas-based Viva Fresh is bringing various events to the industry – one of them In Bloom’s “Bloom Where... more »

Enhanced safety measures for COVID-19 in place for California strawberries

Over the past nine weeks, the California Strawberry Commission’s (CSC) bilingual outreach and training team has been in the fields providing guidance and training to ensure the safety of our vital workforce in the midst of... more »

Pest control company Suterra investing in the California agriculture Industry

Bend, Oregon-based Suterra, a sustainable pest control company, announced the opening of a new office in Fresno, California and the doubling in staff of its California-based technical team. According to a news release, Suterra is... more »

Colorado produce growers implement measures to keep workers safe

Colorado fruit and vegetable growers are working hard to protect the health of the men and women who work to cultivate, harvest and pack fresh fruits and vegetables. At Petrocco Farms in Brighton, workers are... more »

‘I Pick Safety’ campaign ramped up by California Strawberry Commission

"I Pick Safety" is a new effort from the California Strawberry Commission to highlight farm worker safety and industry-leading training and safety practices by emphasizing that everybody is responsible to always pick safety. “Our new I... more »

California strawberry growers and farm workers pick safety

"I Pick Safety" is a new effort from the California Strawberry Commission to highlight farm worker safety and industry-leading training and safety practices by emphasizing that everybody is responsible to always pick safety. “Our new I... more »

Task force set to head off possible emergence of ‘murder hornet’ in Texas

A giant invasive hornet was sighted several times in northwestern Washington state and Canada in late 2019, causing concern across the U.S. At the request of Gov. Greg Abbott, a specialized task force led by... more »


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