Southeast

Louisiana strawberry crop coming early, looking good

Despite the recent cold snap, Louisiana strawberries are coming in at a steady clip. Louisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter agent Mary Helen Ferguson said the producers are off to a good start this season, with... more »

Arkansas offers online produce safety workshops to fruit, vegetable growers

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will offer online produce safety training workshops to educate fruit and vegetable producers about new rules for protecting the food supply. Two online workshops will be offered... more »

Brian Deese joins Wish Farms as director of blueberry grower relations

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Plant City, Florida-based Wish Farms, has hired Brian Deese to the role of director of blueberry grower relations. Said Deese: “Berries have always been... more »

Longtime North Carolina blackberry, muscadine grower Miles Linberger dies

Miles Ervin Lineberger, 80, of Kings Mountain, North Carolina died Jan. 3 at Atrium Cleveland in Shelby, North Carolina, after a month long battle with COVID-19. According to his obituary, Mr. Lineberger was born Jan.... more »

University of Florida’s Nick Place looks back as he makes move to Georgia

December is a month of transitions. As the calendar winds down to the all-too-brief holiday break, we’re busily finishing the year’s tasks and setting new goals for the coming year. 2020 has been an especially... more »

Impact of elections on ag law and policy focus of Jan. 13 webinar

The results of the 2020 elections have led to changes that could be historically significant for U.S. agriculture. To give some clarity on what these changes could mean, the National Agricultural Law Center is hosting... more »

In story of blueberries and bees, scientists play matchmaker

Every single blueberry is the result of a flower that was pollinated by a bee. In other words: No buzz, no berry. With that in mind, it’s no wonder blueberry growers bring in hives of... more »

LSU, state join to offer safety program to produce growers

The LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry are developing an information program on water testing and management to help specialty crop growers meet federal and market-driven requirements. Led by Allison Dumas, LDAF... more »


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