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USDA announces block grant allocations

04/28/2014 5:45:25 PM

California will again receive the biggest share of funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s... Read more.


UPDATED: Martori perfects its hot wash system for cantaloupes

04/25/2014 5:47:13 PM

Martori Farms has finalized a three-year process of switching to a method of cleaning its cantaloupes... Read more.


Researchers ask: How damaging is spotted wing fly to organics?

04/25/2014 2:00:59 PM

Researchers who are part of a multi-state effort to fight the spotted wing drosophila need help from... Read more.



UPDATED: Watermelon bin bids for nationwide adoption

04/22/2014 12:58:47 PM

(UPDATED COVERAGE April 24) The National Watermelon Association is urging retailers, shippers and paper companies... Read more.


USDA releases potato stock report

04/21/2014 11:04:35 AM

About 112 million cwt. of potatoes had yet to ship from the top 13 U.S. spud-producing states as of... Read more.


Sakata Seed, Alf Christianson Seed merge

04/17/2014 12:27:58 PM

The Alf Christianson Seed Co. and Sakata Seed America Inc. will merge, effective immediately, and... Read more.


Agreement keeps use of new seed varieties unrestricted

04/17/2014 10:51:56 AM

Much like open-source software, which is free to whoever wants to use it, a new open-source seed initiative... Read more.



UPDATED: Fruit, vegetable prices on the rise with drought

04/16/2014 12:17:16 PM

(UPDATED April 21) Forecasting the effect of the California drought on fresh produce prices may be... Watch Video.


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