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Bill seeks protections for specialty crop exports

U.S. senators and representatives have introduced legislation designed to help farmers fight trade barriers to sell specialty crops in export markets. The Specialty Crops Reporting on Opportunities and Promotion Act (Specialty CROP Act), introduced on... more »

Inteligistics receives patent for temperature-predicting system

Supply chain software company Inteligistics has been granted a patent for a process to help predict temperatures and quality of perishable products. Pittsburgh-based Inteligistics was granted Patent No. 11,810,041 by U.S. and Trademark Office for... more »

Quarterly organic produce sales up slightly

For the second quarter in a row, organic fresh produce grew slightly in year-over-year sales and volume in the third quarter of 2023, according to the Q3 2023 Organic Produce Performance Report issued by Organic Produce Network... more »

USDA programs support local produce

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has awarded more than $32 million for 98 grant projects to expand and strengthen local and regional food systems and increase the availability of locally grown agricultural products. The funding... more »

Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference registration opens

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. The event, scheduled for Jan. 11-14 in Savannah, Georgia, is marketed as the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern U.S. that... more »

Global table grape exports down, but category remains strong

Global table grape exports declined compared to the previous season but appear to remain on a growth trajectory, according to a recent Rabobank report. Exporting countries are grappling with various challenges while striving for efficiency... more »

AFT awards $1 million to farmers

American Farmland Trust (AFT) has awarded over $1 million to 110 farmers across the country through the Brighter Future Fund, adding to the $4.5 million awarded since 2020. AFT announced the grants on Oct. 12,... more »

Okanagan Specialty Fruits opens apple processing facility

British Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits has opened an apple processing facility on 42.5 acres in Moses Lake, Washington. Ground was broken on the facility, which will process, slice and pack OSF’s Arctic apple products, in... more »

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