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Wal-Mart adds detail to sustainability plans

10/23/2014 3:29:00 PM
Wal-Mart is adding some detail to its recent pledge to create a more sustainable food system, revealing goals to help farmers manage input use and changes in buying practices aimed to reduce fruit and vegetable waste. ... Full story

Vidalia growers sell operations to Bill Gates

10/17/2014 4:18:00 PM
In its third generation of growing and shipping produce from the Vidalia, Ga. region, the Stanley family has apparently sold its operations to entities owned by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. ... Full story

TopLine Farms brand has new logo, packaging

02/11/2014 11:19:00 AM
The TopLine Farms brand has had the increasingly popular commodities of specialty tomatoes, miniature seedless cucumbers and mini peppers in its product lineup for several years, but for 2014 value-added packaging is expected to send sales even higher. ... Full story

Marketers flash Eat Brighter! momentum

10/20/2014 1:23:00 PM
With Wal-Mart recently agreeing to accept Sesame Street-branded fruits and vegetables from its produce suppliers, more than 40 retailers representing more than 25,000 stores across the U.S. and Canada now are supporting the Eat Brighter! campaign. ... Full story

Rating systems get failing grade

10/28/2014 9:15:00 AM
F is for Futility. ... Full story

Chile freeze damage likely limited

10/21/2014 4:15:00 PM
For the second straight year, Chile has been hit with unusually cold fall weather, but damage should be much lighter than last year. ... Full story

Using technology to look ahead

10/21/2014 5:39:00 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — There’s no shortage of data in today’s high-tech world. But how to use that data to enhance their businesses leaves many people in a quandary. ... Full story

Kawamura takes on production critics

10/29/2014 12:43:00 PM
Taking issue with critics of food production methods, A.G. Kawamura — a grower and former California Department of Food and Agriculture secretary — promoted investing in “systems of abundance and not scarcity” in a recent TED talk. ... Full story

Plan helps unify battle against citrus greening

12/12/2013 3:37:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has created a unified emergency response plan for citrus greening to streamline efforts among state and federal groups. ... Full story

Monsanto showcases tasty melons in development

10/25/2013 4:39:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Following in the footsteps of its Melorange-brand charentais melon, Monsanto’s Seminis vegetable breeders are working to develop a line of specialty melons that have extended shelf life as well as good flavor. ... Full story
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