vegetables

Mucci Farms acquires Hacienda North Farms, expanding operations

Mucci Farms, an grower and marketer of fresh fruits and vegetables, has acquired Hacienda North Farms, a 160-acre state-of-the-art greenhouse facility located in Coatsworth, Ontario. Mucci Farms is part of the newly launched Cox Farms... more »

Bill aims to increase Specialty Crop Block Grant funding

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Laphonza Butler (D-California) have introduced a bill to increase the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant program authorization by $15 million. The Specialty Crops Security Act increases the authorization for... more »

Deadline for USDA local ag grants is May 14

The USDA has several Local Agricultural Market Programs that are offering grants to promote farmers markets, local food programs and regional food partnerships. Application deadlines for the grants are May 14. Farmers Market Promotion Program... more »

TIPA welcomes more students into produce career program

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) is welcoming more students into its career networking and mentorship student program, Encouraging Discovery & Growth in Education (EDGE). The program will bring more than 40 Texas university system... more »

AgroFresh acquires Pace, expands offerings

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has acquired Pace International LLC. Pace was a subsidiary of Valent BioSciences and is a provider of sustainable postharvest solutions, equipment and technical services. The acquisition includes all domestic and overseas operations.... more »

Commentary: The original food bully and the Dirty Dozen

Editor's note: Through its safefruitsandveggies.com consumer website, the Alliance for Food and Farming responds to the Environmental Working Group's annual Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists. The legacy of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is... more »

Southeastern Farmer of the Year award goes to Arkansas greenhouse tomato grower

Arkansas greenhouse tomato grower Steve Cobb has been named the overall winner of the Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award for 2023. Cobb Farms, of Lake City, Arkansas, is a partnership enterprise... more »

BelleHarvest’s Michigan Fresh Brand expands beyond apples

BelleHarvest is celebrating the success of its local Michigan vegetable program. Additionally, BelleHarvest has hired Nick Teriaca as director of sales and procurement. Teriaca will play a key role in driving the program's growth plans,... more »

Fresh produce advisory committee accepts comments

The USDA's Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC) will be taking comments in person and virtually at its November meeting. The committee, which advises the USDA on industry issues, will be meeting from 8... more »

Cornell research fights bacterial canker tomato disease

Cornell research is battling bacterial canker tomato disease, which is devastating to tomato growers. Many New York tomato growers are familiar with the scourge of bacterial canker – the wilted leaves and blistered fruit that... more »

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