Report examines value of neonicotinoids to ag

A new report based on comments during eight listening sessions concludes that production costs would rise and quality and yields would fall should neonicotinoid insecticides be banned in North America. ... Read More


Ag groups seek methyl bromide for emergencies

More than 80 U.S. agricultural and commodity groups have signed a letter to Frank Lucas, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, asking that Congress pass legislation to allow emergency use of the fumigant methyl bromide. ... Read More


USDA awards $4 million for Midwestern honeybee habitat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has allocated $4 million for technical and financial assistance to help Midwestern growers enhance honeybee habitat. ... Read More


Braga Fresh returns to Lifetime TV

Braga Fresh Family Farms president Rod Braga is scheduled to appear again on the Lifetime Channel morning show, “The Balancing Act,” to discuss organic produce. ... Read More


Kawamura takes on production critics

Taking issue with critics of food production methods, A.G. Kawamura — a grower and former California Department of Food and Agriculture secretary — promoted investing in “systems of abundance and not scarcity” in a recent TED talk. ... Read More


Dry summer helps boost Georgia pecan crop

Although Georgia's spring started out wet and had Extension specialists worried about increased disease pressures, a dry summer helped save the pecan crop. ... Read More

TKM expands fresh market lettuce production
BELLE GLADE, Fla. — TKM Bengard Farms LLC, one of the East Coast’s biggest fresh-cut lettuce suppliers, is increasing its presence in the fresh market.
Who woulda thunk it? Kids like brussels sprouts
It turns out kids do actually like Brussels sprouts. An episode of Kids vs. Food on the REACT YouTube channel challenged a variety of kids to try the cruciferous vegetable.


West Mexico volume ramping up
NOGALES, Ariz. — Wind and rain generated by a couple of hurricanes during the growing season could affect some early-season shipments of winter vegetables out of west Mexico, but grower-shippers say most items should recover quickly as the season progresses.
California sets citrus psyllid quarantines in San Joaquin County
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has established two quarantines in San Joaquin County after individual Asian citrus psyllids were trapped in each area.
UPDATED: CIW launches Fair Food logo
(UPDATED COVERAGE, Oct. 29) The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is promoting tomatoes harvested by workers covered by its “penny-a-pound” initiative with a new consumer label.



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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