Food Safety

Grant helps organic growers with food safety hurdles

The University of Rhode Island and The Organic Center, along with co-investigators from three other universities, were recently awarded a $3.5 million USDA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) grant to help reduce food... more »

Conference focuses on Kentucky specialty crops

Registration for the Kentucky Fruit & Vegetable Conference is open. The event is Jan. 3-4, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with pre-conference events the day before. The full conference program and registration information are available on... more »

EFI fills staff marketing, ethical monitoring positions

Equitable Food Initiative is welcoming two new employees who fill positions involving ethical program implementation and marketing. Gabriela Lopez-Barry is the Ethical Charter Implementation Program (ECIP) project manager while Alexandra Martinez joins as marketing and... more »

USDA Specialty Crops Competitiveness Initiative launched

Through the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Initiative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to provide additional support to and increase the competitiveness of the specialty crops sector. The effort is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s... more »

ReposiTrak unveils food safety traceability network

ReposiTrak, operating the world’s largest food supply chain network of retailers, wholesalers and suppliers, has hit another milestone following the launch of its ReposiTrak Traceability Network. Designed to automate the creation and exchange of food... more »

BioSafe Systems rounds out 25th-anniversary celebration

In the final quarter of the year, BioSafe Systems is celebrating its 25th anniversary by giving away $1,000. Throughout the year, BioSafe has been celebrating and showing appreciation by giving gifts to customers. The company's... 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 »

USDA extends deadline for specialty crop grants

The USDA has extended the deadline for the Specialty Crop Multi-State Program Request for Applications (RFA). The Specialty Crop Multi-State Program RFAs must be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. by Jan. 31, 2024. Applications received after this... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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