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7/31/2014 - Organic Farmers Face Climate Dangers with Regenerative Solutions

This August, the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference will explore how organic farming can help address the climate crisis. The conference will feature an eight-part "Soil Carbon and Climate" workshop track, detailing farming methods for vegetables, fruits, nuts, forage and feed that provide a resilient food source while returning carbon molecules from the atmosphere...


7/30/2014 - Syngenta Drive to Thrive Finalists Announced

Syngenta announced the 10 finalists in its Drive to Thrive contest. These finalists, who will each receive a touch screen tablet and leather case, will now compete for the grand prize -- a $500 gas card and the chance to be featured in an upcoming issue of Thrive magazine. The competition, which began in April, invited growers and other agricultural industry professionals to describe what makes their...


7/29/2014 - "Washington Grown" Honored with Telly Award

Washington Farmers & Ranchers (WFR) and North by Northwest Productions were honored with the presentation of a Bronze Telly Award for the television show "Washington Grown." The work was recognized in the Information Category of the Telly's Film/Video competition. The Telly Awards receive over 13,000 entries annually from all 50 states and numerous countries. "We are thrilled that 'Washington...


7/28/2014 - PMA's 33rd Annual Foodservice Conference Sets Five New Records

It was a record-breaking year at the Produce Marketing Association's 33rd annual Foodservice Conference -- including the unseasonably warm temperatures in Monterey that soared into the high 80s. The event kicked off this past weekend with networking, educational programming, a 5K, golf tournament and the only expo dedicated to fresh produce and food service. The conference by the numbers: 1,821...


7/28/2014 - Seedway Expands Southeast Vegetable Seed Team

Butch Brady has joined Seedway as market development manager for commercial vegetable seed. As part of the Seedway Southeast Vegetable Seed team, he will be working with salespeople, product development staff and commercial growers on a wide range of projects related to sales and market development throughout the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. A native of Florida, Brady attended Central Florida...


7/27/2014 - Agriculture Secretary Proclaims August 3-9 National Farmers Market Week

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, as "National Farmers Market Week." Throughout the week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will celebrate the nation's thousands of farmers markets, the farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them. The declaration was made via an official proclamation signed by Vilsack. This year marks the...


7/26/2014 - Allens Changes Company Name to Sager Creek Vegetable Co.

Allens, the Arkansas-based canned vegetable company, announced a name change to reflect its new ownership and management. Effective immediately, Allens will change its name to Sager Creek Vegetable Co. "Sager Creek is a beautiful resource that runs through our hometown of Siloam Springs, Arkansas," said Chris Kiser, CEO. "Our company was founded in this region in 1926, and this place has nurtured...


7/25/2014 - Pest Management for Sustainable Season Extension

Having trouble with pests in your greenhouses and high tunnels? Interested in learning more about using biological control to manage them? Read SARE's new fact sheet, Sustainable Pest Management in Greenhouses and High Tunnels, to learn how beneficial insects can protect crops in season-extending structures and enhance the sustainability of your operation. SARE-funded researchers at Cornell...


7/24/2014 - Growers Supply Holds Annual Photo Contest

Growers Supply, the industry leader in greenhouses, high tunnels and controlled environment agriculture, has launched its annual photo contest and is looking for you to submit your amazing photos of products in use that were purchased from Growers Supply. Whether it's a greenhouse, an expansive drip irrigation system or shade cloth protecting your favorite crop, send in your photos. This contest...


7/23/2014 - California Agriculture Faces Greatest Water Loss Ever Seen

A new report from the University of California, Davis, shows that California agriculture is weathering its worst drought in decades due to groundwater reserves, but the nation's produce basket may come up dry in the future if it continues to treat those reserves like an unlimited savings account. The UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences study updates estimates on the drought's effects on Central...


7/22/2014 - Mérieux NutriSciences' Food Science Center Opens Virus Laboratory in the U.S.

The Silliker Food Science Center, a leading contract research organization and part of Mérieux NutriSciences Corp., announced the opening of a new Virus Detection Laboratory in Crete, Illinois. The new addition is the second laboratory in the company's international network dedicated to virus detection, joining Chelab Silliker in Resana, Italy, which launched its services last year. "Globally,...


7/21/2014 - CENTS Marketplace 2015 to Feature Best-Selling Author

Janine Driver, the New York Times best-selling author of "You Say More Than You Think" and "You Can't Lie to Me" has been selected as the keynote speaker for CENTS Marketplace & University, scheduled for January 7-9, 2015, at The Greater Columbus Convention Center. Driver will present her keynote speech on Thursday, January 8, then follow with a breakout session and book signing. "Janine Driver...


7/19/2014 - Improving Measurements of Leaf Area Index

Unique technology now makes it possible for consultants and researchers to make leaf area index (LAI) measurements in all uniform sky conditions, greatly increasing efficiency and providing more accurate information on crop productivity. LI-COR Biosciences announced the LAI-2200C plant canopy analyzer, a nondestructive way to easily and accurately measure leaf area index. Previous technology...


7/18/2014 - Valley Water Management Partners with Yaskawa

Valley Water Management (VWM) and Yaskawa America are partnering to provide variable-frequency drives for VWM pump stations. Variable-frequency drives ensure that pump motors function at optimal efficiency. They can dramatically boost efficiency and energy savings by preventing overpumping and overpressurizing of irrigation equipment. "Yaskawa is the market leader in water pumping and agriculture...


7/18/2014 - USApple Launches "Apple Summer Selfie" Contest

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) is asking apple lovers to photograph their favorite summer moments with an apple in hand through its "Summer Selfie" Facebook contest. "Apple Summer Selfie" encourages individuals to snap and share selfies in a summer setting with their favorite apples or apple products to celebrate the fruit's convenience and taste during the warmest months....


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