Food Safety

The Organic Center grants focus on food safety, climate, pests

The USDA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) research program is awarding The Organic Center almost $900,000 for four new projects. The projects announced will address a host of vital and diverse challenges facing... more »

Rice Fruit’s Lee Showalter plans retirement

Lee Showalter, a longtime apple industry advocate, fruit grower and Rice Fruit Company’s grower services manager for more than 13 years, plans to retire at the end of the year. In announcing his retirement, the... more »

IFoodDS, IBM partner on traceability solutions for FSMA

IFoodDS and IBM are collaborating on a tech-enabled traceability solution to help companies across the food supply chain address the FDA's Food Traceability Rule.  Also known as the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Section 204(d),... more »

Michigan State organic grower training program registration opens

Michigan State University (MSU) is accepting applications for the 2024 Organic Farmer Training Program (OFTP). The registration deadline is Feb. 21 for the MSU Department of Horticulture’s program. The OFTP brings together farmworkers, aspiring farmers,... more »

Highland introduces new Highland Hub compliance tracker feature

Highland Ag Solutions, an agricultural technology supplier, has released its latest feature within the Highland Hub, Compliance Tracker. The new platform aims to transform the way consultants, marketers, retailers, large cooperatives and brokers manage compliance... more »

FDA names deputy commissioner for human foods in restructuring

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has named its first Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods as part of an ongoing restructuring. James Jones, who has held various positions at the EPA for 30 years and... more »

CDFA seeks members for shipping point program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking candidates for vacancies on the Shipping Point Inspection Advisory Committee. The committee advises the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to the Shipping Point Inspection... more »

Former FDA official joins Wiliot as traceability advisor

Frank Yiannas, the former deputy commissioner of food policy and response of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has joined Wiliot as a strategic advisor. Yiannas will advise the food and retail markets on the... 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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