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Labor a concern as New Mexico onion deal approaches

05/28/2014 5:19:29 PM

New Mexico onion growers have wrestled with labor issues for years; a handful of growers even tried... Read more.


Project seeks to improve farmers market food safety

05/28/2014 12:23:50 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.



Southwest states OK fungicide

05/28/2014 9:16:11 AM

California and Arizona have registered Koverall Fungicide from Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based Cheminova for use... Read more.


Tomato supplies adequate despite water woes

05/23/2014 10:37:02 AM

Water has been in short supply throughout the California and Baja California growing areas this season;... Read more.


USDA to offer crop insurance to specialty crop, organic producers

05/21/2014 12:21:49 PM

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



Survey: Honeybee colonies fared better this winter

05/15/2014 10:14:01 AM

Honeybee deaths decreased about 7 percent during the 2013-14 winter from the previous winter, according... Read more.


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