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Knowing late blight's origin could aid finding controls

06/03/2014 11:24:48 AM

Mexico is the origin of the late blight epidemic that caused the Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s,... Read more.


The Packer to launch West Coast expo next May

06/02/2014 7:47:53 AM

LENEXA, Kan. — Business should be a pleasure next May in Palm Springs, Calif., as The Packer... Watch Video.


USDA seeks further comments on genetically engineered spud

05/30/2014 10:11:29 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking public comments on an environmental assessment and a... Read more.



Project seeks to improve farmers market food safety

05/28/2014 12:23:51 PM

Researchers hope to enlist smartphones, tablets and the Web to help farmers market vendors and managers... Read more.


Study finds consumers confused about local, organic foods

05/28/2014 9:55:34 AM

When it comes to the differences between local and organic foods, near one-fifth of consumers involved... Read more.


USDA to offer crop insurance to specialty crop, organic producers

05/21/2014 12:21:50 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin a pilot crop insurance program for organic and specialty... Read more.


Nufarm to market biological fire blight control

05/19/2014 3:49:07 PM

Beginning next year, Cary, N.C.-based Nufarm will take over marketing of a biological agent that controls... Read more.



2013 organic sales continued at a brisk pace

05/15/2014 10:41:09 AM

Although organics still remain a small portion of overall food sales, they grew by 12 percent in 2013,... Read more.


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