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Washington state to decide on produce sticker ban

Washington state legislators are considering a ban on non-compostable stickers on fresh produce. Specialty crop groups, including the Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA), say the ban could lead to an increase in the use... more »

Valent U.S.A. unveils sustainability assessment framework

Valent U.S.A. has a new product assessment framework with specific criteria that enables the company to evaluate and define “sustainable solutions” across its broad portfolio of agricultural products. The new framework, called the Sustainable Solutions... more »

DPH Biologicals releases regeneratively-produced biological solution

After two years of developmental work, DPH Biologicals has released RegenAphex, a technology platform based on the regenerative power of a proprietary plant-based humus extract. The extract is produced at the company’s Princeton, Illinois site,... more »

Adam Putnam declares state of agricultural emergency in Florida

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam declared a state of agricultural emergency due to the Oriental Fruit Fly infestation in Miami-Dade County. The Oriental Fruit Fly is considered one of the most serious of... more »

Breaking: FSMA Preventive Controls rule now final

FDA said the final rule has elements of both the original and supplemental proposals, in addition to new requirements that are the outgrowth of public input received during the comment period for both proposals. For example,... more »

Great American Media Services acquires horticulture magazines

Business-to-business publisher and event management company Great American Media Services has announced its acquisition of Scranton Gillette Communications’ Horticulture Group, including two magazines, Web properties and two events for the garden retail and greenhouse production... more »

Syngenta to sell its seed business

Syngenta announced actions to accelerate shareholder value creation through unlocking the considerable inherent worth in its global seeds portfolio. As stated in the company’s full and half-year results, this will be achieved in a number... more »

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