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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


NASGA Annual Meeting and Conference Jan. 21-24

The North American Strawberry Growers Association's Annual Meeting and Conference will be held Jan. 21-24 in New Orleans. The host site for the event will be the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel. The event will feature educational session... more


Michigan Wine Grape Vineyard Establishment Conference set

The Michigan winery industry economic impact is valued at $5.4 billion with more than 130 wineries according to the Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council (John Dunham & Associates, 2017). With wine grape acreage standing at about 3,000 acres... more


Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show Jan. 16-17

The 2018 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show is scheduled for Jan. 16-17, 2018, at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan. Registration opens at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and the cost for both days is $35, which is payable at the do... more


Produce safety sessions scheduled by Purdue Extension

During 2018, the Purdue Extension produce safety training team will provide training for growers, packers, processors and sellers of fresh produce. Training sessions will be held at seven locations throughout Indiana in 2018 to help companies and i... more


Washington State course focuses on growing small farms

Conducted by Washington State University, a 12-week course, “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning,” begins Jan. 8 and will be offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays, in Stanwood and Renton, Washington, via simu... more



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