UPDATED: California citrus escapes frost damage

California citrus emerged from freezing temperatures that arrived New Year’s Eve largely unharmed as forecast lows did not materialize. ... Read More


Central Valley citrus growers dodge a freeze but expect more

Although forecasts pointed to a chilly Tuesday night in California’s Central Valley citrus groves with temperatures below freezing, most reporting stations indicate the mercury stayed above 32 degrees. ... Read More


Port dispute impacts Idaho; negotiators trade accusations

The effect of disruptions to West Coast port operations extends beyond grower-shippers in the coastal states. ... Read More


USDA issues guidance for organic operations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published a notice announcing a public comment period for draft guidance on conservation practices for certified organic operations. ... Read More


Desert frosts nip lettuce

Frost conditions that hit desert production areas in California and Arizona just before New Year’s are likely to tighten supplies of lettuce and send prices higher in January. ... Read More


Florida citrus leader Dan Richardson, 95, dies

Danforth “Dan” Richardson, an Indian River citrus grower, died Dec. 17. ... Read More

University of Florida to offer hydroponic short courses in March
Due to past demand, the University of Florida is offering a hands-on two-day hydroponic short course twice in March.
Central Valley citrus growers brace for New Year’s cold
A winter storm barreling down from Canada has put a damper on New Year’s celebrations and prompted many California Central Valley citrus growers to prepare for sub-freezing temperatures expected later this week.


USDA seeks to knock down trade barriers, create consistent rules
Guarding U.S. agriculture against pests and working to create new trade opportunities are the dual missions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Protection and Quarantine division.
Farmers Mutual Hail to acquire John Deere Insurance
West Des Moines, Iowa-based Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co. of Iowa has signed an agreement to acquire John Deere Insurance Co. and John Deere Risk Protection Inc., Johnstown, Iowa.
Michigan State fetes blueberry breeder
A Michigan State University fruit breeder has been recognized for using innovation to solve real-world problems.



The Grower's Citrus & Vegetable magazine, October 2014

  •   Clemson, Florida programs evaluate strawberry fungicide efficacy

  •   Florida tomato growers get 'fresh' with partnership

  •   Subway produce buyer urges supply chain to work together

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