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PMA, Western Growers Publish Symposium Findings
A new report released by the PMA and Western Growers aims to help produce industry members understand the latest food safety research and how to apply key findings to their day-to-day operations. The report summarizes and interprets research presented at the third annual CPS Research Symposium. Read More

Selina to Keynote Nevada Indoor Ag Conference
The Nevada Indoor Agriculture Conference has announced Paul Selina, vice president of applied research for Village Farms, as the keynote speaker for the event. Village Farms is one of the largest growers and marketers of hydroponic greenhouse production in North America. Read More

Apple Growers Invest in Wind Turbines
After the cold destroyed most of Golden Harvest Farms' apples last year, the family farm in Valatie, N.Y., has invested in a defensive solution—six 36-foot tall, 130 hp wind machines. The farm lost around 95 percent of its apples last year, due to weather that produced similar results across much of the state. Read More

CGGA Reports on Harsh Winter
The harsh winter of 2012-13 will have a lingering financial impact on Connecticut farmers. Many Connecticut farms incurred extensive damage to greenhouses and other structures this winter. Read More

Agbioscience Booming in Florida
Agbioscience boomed in Florida between 2000 and 2010, with related research and development expenditures in the Sunshine State growing 134 percent during that time. According to a Battelle study, agbioscience research and development spending went from $213 million to $501 million. Read More

New Cherry-Plum Hybrid on the Way
There have been some very interesting hybrid fruits over the years. Some are more novelty than practical, but a new cherry-plum hybrid is making waves, according to Alan Taylor, marketing director for Brandt's Fruit Trees. Read More

Modified Tomatoes Mimic Good Cholesterol
Researchers at UCLA have genetically engineered tomatoes to produce a compound (peptide) that mimics the actions of good cholesterol when consumed. Their early study found that mice that were fed these tomatoes in freeze-dried, ground form had less inflammation and plaque buildup in their arteries. Read More

Idaho Potato Commission Wins Trade Dispute
Idaho has emerged successful in an international trade dispute with a Turkish company relating to the use of the term "Idaho." The Turkish Patent Institute's office has announced that it rejected an application from the company Beta Ziraat to trademark the word Idaho. Read More

Mitigate Impacts of Drought with Drought Plans
USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service is helping to mitigate impacts of drought across the nation. With good drought plans and conservation systems, farmers and ranchers are better equipped to manage dry and other extreme weather. Read More

Growing Pistachio Yield Drives Company Expansion
Lee Cohen, CEO of Setton International Foods, Inc., said the company has broken ground on a large warehouse, with plans to add more processing to the ever-expanding plant in downtown Terra Bella, Calif. Read More

Research Shows Fruit Fly Prefers Sweet, Soft Fruit
Research from North Carolina State University shows that the invasive spotted-wing vinegar fly prefers sweet, soft fruit, giving new insight into a species that has spread across the United States over the past four years and threatens to cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to U.S. fruit crops. Read More

In Search of Bigger Grapes
It's a well-known stereotype that Americans like everything big. It's often considered to be an unhealthy trait, but that's not always the case. The U.S. likes its fruit big, and Californian growers go to great lengths to make sure their grapes are large—spraying them with hormones and even taking a chunk out of the trunk of the vine. Read More

USDA Extends Sign-Up for Organic Initiative
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Acting State Conservationist John Rissler reminds producers in a news release that Tennessee has $170,000 in funds available for certified organic farmers or those transitioning to organic agriculture. The extended sign-up will run until May 17, 2013. Read More

Blue Diamond Looking for More Almond Products
Blue Diamond Growers has formally opened its 6,500-square-foot Almond Innovation Center amid its sprawling complex of buildings on the northern edge of downtown Sacramento, Calif. The center is intended to lead Blue Diamond's efforts to develop new almond products. The company also laid down a welcome mat for global food companies that want to explore the potential benefits of almond products worldwide. Read More

CFSAN Reorganizes Foods Sections of FDA Website
The FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) has reorganized the content of its portion of the FDA website to make it easier for consumers and other stakeholders to navigate the site and to find the information they are looking for about foods. Visitors to the website will see changes in the main navigation bar on the home page. Read More


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