Food Safety

Purdue Ag-Celerator invests in pathogen detection tech

OmniVis, which focuses on the speed, accuracy and economics of pathogen detection, has received $100,000 from the Purdue Ag-Celerator, an agriculture innovation fund. OmniVis makes iSpyDx hand-held devices that rapidly detect pathogens in food, agriculture... more »

California growers determine options in wake of flooding

With the rains that flooded much of California since late December abating, growers are beginning the complicated process of calculating the damage. Norm Groot, executive director of the Monterey County Farm Bureau, joined experts from... more »

IFPA outlines Farm Bill priorities, from tech to food safety

The International Fresh Produce Association supports recommendations delivered to Capitol Hill by the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), including funding for produce prescriptions, specialty crop research and to help produce companies comply with food... more »

Assessing food safety of pears in storage

To help keep prices low and pears fresh longer, Virginia Tech researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are examining how fresh pears change during storage and how this information can be used... more »

Specialty crop food safety costs to be reimbursed by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds specialty crop producers of available assistance to help cover certain costs of complying with regulatory and market-driven food safety certification requirements. Applications for the Food Safety Certification for... more »

FDA reminds growers about harvest, postharvest water rule enforcement

The Food and Drug Administration is reminding produce growers that the discretion period for enforcing harvest and postharvest agricultural water safety rules is ending. On Jan. 13, the FDA released a fact sheet that provides... more »

State ag departments group sets 2023 federal policy focus

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has established its federal policy goals for 2023. NASDA members, the state commissioners, secretaries and directors of agriculture, hand-selected seven issues to serve as the organization’s... more »

Ed sessions shine at SE Regional Fruit & Veg Conference

Fruit Growers News managing editor Chris Koger is attending the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia. At the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference, growers are attending sessions,... more »

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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

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

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