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New York state confirms finding of spotted lanternfly

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has confirmed that the spotted lanternfly invasive insect has been found for the first time in New York state. The insect, which has also been discovered in Pennsylvania and Delaware, is a po... more


Viva Fresh Expo launches Gateway to Innovation Awards

The Viva Fresh Expo, hosted by the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA), has launched its first annual Gateway to Innovation Awards to recognize this region’s excellence in packaging design, new product development, food safety, machinery... more


Fine Americas’ Johnson tapped to lead Nutrient Technologies

Walnut Creek, California-based Fine Americas, a supplier of plant growth regulators (PGRs), has named Fine’s President Greg Johnson to lead Dinuba, California-based Nutrient Technologies, a foliar nutritionals company formed in 1986. Both compan... more


Illinois specialty crop conference features Huntley as keynote

The 2018 Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference and Trade Show will be Jan. 10-12, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, Springfield, Illinois. Simon Huntley, former Fruit Growers News farm market columnist,... more


Montri leaving post with Michigan Farmers Market Association

Dru Montri is leaving her position as executive director of the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA), a role she has filled  for the last 11½ years. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="242"] Dru Montri[/caption] Montri will leav... more


Massachusetts distributor honored for local agriculture support

Sid Wainer & Son, a distributor of specialty produce and food in New England, has been honored for its outstanding dedication and commitment to supporting local Massachusetts agriculture. Massachusetts Agriculture Commissioner John Lebeaux pre... more


Phytelligence hires vice president of sales for grapes

Phytelligence, a leading agricultural biotechnology company that is revolutionizing food crops, today announced the addition of Curt Granger to its team as vice president of global sales for the grapes segment. Granger will lead the comp... more


Wish Farms plans program for strawberry introduction

Wish Farms, grower-shipper and year-round supplier of strawberries has an all-new consumer-driven campaign just in time for Florida strawberry season. “The recent cooler weather we’ve experienced is great for the berries and is helping us kick... more


MRL statement endorsed by ag secretary Perdue

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement in response to the joint statement on pesticide maximum residue levels (MRLs) signed at the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires: “Th... more


Alvarez becomes president of Farmers Market Coalition

Bernadine Prince has served on the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) Board of Directors for nearly 10 years, serving six of those years as president. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="227"] Bernadine Prince[/caption] According to a news re... more



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