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UPDATED: Bayer sponsors innovative grower award

Bayer CropScience wants to recognize a specialty crop grower who has used innovative thoughts, practices or technology to increase quality and yields, increase public access to produce or increase demand by promoting health benefits. ... Read More

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Low pesticide residue found in most produce sampled

Of roughly 10,000 samples of mostly produce collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several state agricultural departments in 2013, more than 99 percent had pesticide residues below Environmental Protection Agency tolerances. ... Read More

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GAO report calls for better food safety coordination

The Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture must do a better job of coordinating their food safety efforts and setting overall goals, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. ... Read More

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RedLine, Roambee join in tracking venture

RedLine Solutions Inc., is partnering with Roambee Corp., to offer a product providing real-time monitoring of fresh produce shipments. ... Read More

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California storms speed crop growth

A week of storms that swept through California in mid-December came nowhere close to ending the state’s drought. But with continued warm weather forecast, conditions are ripe for rapid crop growth — and possible winter supply gaps. ... Read More

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UF taps citizen scientists to help collect bee data

The University of Florida has enlisted citizen scientists nationwide and in 11 countries to help collect data on bee habits and populations. ... Read More

California registers contact herbicide
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has registered Cheetah herbicide from NuFarm Americas Inc., Alsip, Ill.
University of Florida faculty predicts food trends for 2015
Faculty members of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have looked into their crystal ball and come up with food trends they see for 2015.

 

UPDATED: High strawberry prices won’t last
Robust strawberry markets should start to weaken as production ramps up in January from all three major growing areas.
Salinas trade group adds marketing director
Marissa Ritter has joined the Salinas-based Grower-Shipper Association of Central California as director of marketing and communications, a new position.
Higher Mexican production to bring tomato prices down
Tomato shippers reported lower prices as December progressed, though demand for some fruit remained very strong.

 

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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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