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VegLab US purchases M&G Packing near Fresno

Vegalab US has purchased substantially all of the assets related to a produce packaging business located in Tulare County, California. The acquisition, which closed on Oct. 18, consisted of the purchase of approximately 11 acres of real property and ... more


Growers impacted by Thomas Fire should attend workshops

A third day for applying for USDA - Farm Service Agency/Natural Resources Conservation Service Disaster Relief has been added.  Applications can also be made at the FSA offices listed at the end of this message, but the times and venues listed h... more


Farm Bill 2018 landing page established by House ag committee

Ahead of the 2018 Farm Bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, said the committee has launched  a new online resource that can be accessed through the committee’s current website. This landing page is designed to pr... more


Michigan Wine Collaborative annual meeting March 1

The annual meeting of the Michigan Wine Collaborative (MWC) will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 4:30 p.m., at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, Michigan, during the Michigan Grape & Wine Conference. The purpose of the meeting is fo... more


Organic bactericide/fungicide launched

[caption id="attachment_16383" align="alignright" width="186"] Photo: Greenspire Global[/caption] Procidic, an agricultural bactericide and fungicide that provides disease control without synthetics, was recently launched by Greenspire Global. ... more


Registration open for Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture

Early bird registration for the Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture is now open. Early bird registrants receive a $50 discount off the regular price of $200. Early bird registration is available until February 1, 2018. Please follow this link to... more


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



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