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Helm Agro US gets California OK for Helmstar Plus SC fungicide

Tampa, Florida- based HELM Agro US, Inc. has received California Department of Pesticide Regulations (CDPR) approval for its Helmstar Plus SC fungicide for use on selected crops in that state. According to the company, Helmstar Plus SC provides Ca... more


BREAKING NEWS: H-2A use for ag continues to soar, DOL stats show

The number of H-2A certified positions has tripled in the past 10 years, according to a series of reports from the Department of Labor (DOL). DOL has just released the statistics for fiscal year 2018. Ten years ago, DOL certified 86,014 H-2A p... more


Dates set for 2019 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention will be held from Jan. 29-31, 2019 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Over 2,400 fruit, vegetable, and berry growers and other industry persons from throughout ... more


Daniel Weber joins Penn State Extension as tree fruit educator

Daniel Weber joined Penn State Extension in September as a new tree fruit Extension educator from Adams County. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois’ Department of Crop Sciences in 2014, where his research focused on mapping molec... more


Food safety education, training grants available in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) is seeking proposals for food safety education and training as part of the Food Safety Education Fund grant program. Grant proposals must be received by MDARD no later than 5 p.m.... more


Cornell University professor breeds new apples

Apple lovers in central New York can crunch into two new breeds of apples developed by a professor at Cornell University that are only available for orchards part of Crunchtime Apple Growers. According to a story in The Oswegonian, the student newsp... more


DowDuPont files statement for Corteva Agriscience

DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) filed Oct. 18 the initial Form 10 registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the separation of  Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. Corteva Agriscience remains on track... more


Fifth-generation Miller Family Wines has new moniker

In conjunction with Thornhill Companies’ 50th anniversary, the Miller Family, who have been farming California’s Central Coast for five generations, announce the creation of the Miller Family Wine Co.. With regional roots dating back over 100 ... more


Georgia farmers face $2 billion in losses from Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael blew across southwest Georgia on Oct. 10, causing at least $2 billion in losses to the state’s agriculture industry, according to early estimates from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agricultural economists and Ext... more


USDA provides hurricane victims – including growers – recovery aid

To help residents, farmers and ranchers affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aid people in their recovery efforts. USDA staff in ... more



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