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Florida citrus growers get USDA assistance

Reeling from a near decade-long affliction, Florida citrus growers can now apply for financial assistance to remove trees hit by citrus greening and replant their diseased groves. ... Read More

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Florida citrus superhero appears in first comic

As part of a $1 million agreement with Marvel Comics, the Bartow-based Florida Department of Citrus has launched the first in a series of comic books that feature the Avengers with a guest appearance by Captain Citrus. ... Read More

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Hurricane remnants could drench Southwest, prompting flooding

Even though Odile has been downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane, storm remnants are still expected to dump 3-6 inches over parts of Arizona, Texas and New Mexico, potentially causing flooding and affecting the fresh produce industry. ... Read More

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Heart & Stroke Walk raises awareness and funds

More than 600 walkers from California’s Salinas Valley, including groups from Sakata Seed America and Mann Packing Co., took to Monterey streets Sept. 13 to increase awareness for heart disease and stroke. ... Read More

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Vance Agribusiness names 40 Under 40 honorees

Vance Publishing Corporation’s Agribusiness Group today revealed the honorees for its second annual 40 Under 40 Award program, which recognizes people making a significant contribution to America’s food system. ... Read More

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California governor signs groundwater management bills

Despite calls by agricultural interests for vetoes, California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed three pieces of legislation that will implement groundwater management rules. ... Read More

Idaho Potato Commission gets new board members
The Idaho Potato Commission has appointed two new leaders and reappointed another.
Pesky bagrada bugs expand northward in California
Bagrada bugs, which were first confirmed in California six years ago, have been steadily expanding their range to the east and north.

 

Louisiana ag industry works together to protect honeybees
Growers, beekeepers and pesticide applicators are working together to protect honeybees under the Louisiana Pollinator Cooperative Conservation Program.
Sweet potato industry leverages locally grown movement, exports
Local sales are important to the sweet potato industry, growers say.
UPDATED: Expo Fresh, Taylor Farms recall roma tomatoes
(UPDATED COVERAGE, Sept. 16) Expo Fresh LLC, San Diego, is voluntarily recalling roma tomatoes because of potential salmonella contamination discovered during a routine sampling by government officials.

 

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Citrus + Vegetable Magazine, August 2014

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