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USDA proposes access for China citrus

08/27/2014 6:02:00 PM
China citrus will be given access to the U.S. market under a new proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ... Full story

Future potato industry leaders gather

03/04/2014 8:19:00 PM
Looking at potato production, marketing and regulatory issues, two dozen potato industry leaders and growers participated in the 2014 Potato Industry Leadership Institute. ... Full story

Top 10 Produce introduces strawberry brand

03/07/2011 10:49:48 AM
Top 10 Produce is marketing a new strawberry brand, Locale, with smartphone-scannable bar codes that trace the fruit to growers in California’s Salinas Valley. ... Full story

Double UP the Opportunities

08/05/2014 12:15:00 PM
DETROIT — Smiles. That's what I see when I talk to people about Double Up Food Bucks. From the grower at the historic Eastern Market packing up bags of local strawberries, to the shopper with the fruits and vegetables he purchased using his Double Up tokens, to the single-store operator who is joining as part of a SpartanNash pilot this year, everyone is optimistic about the opportunities presented by the program, which matches Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program purchases at participating sites with funds to purchase Michigan-grown produce. ... Full story

California fall fruit outlooks warm

08/21/2014 12:18:00 PM
FRESNO, Calif. — While some vineyard and orchard removals — with citrus hardest hit — are a fact of life in the midst of California’s severe drought, fall fruit volumes are likely to rival last year’s on several crops. ... Full story

Walnuts at issue in Dole spinach recall

08/29/2014 11:57:00 AM
Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling some of its bagged baby spinach products due to possible contamination by walnuts. ... Full story

J&R Baker to market own vegetables

08/29/2014 4:08:00 PM
J&R Baker Produce Inc. will market its own vegetables for the first time. ... Full story

Trial date set in Chiquita clean water suit

08/29/2014 1:59:00 PM
A trial date has been set in a lawsuit brought by a clean water advocacy group against Chiquita Brands International. ... Full story

Guess who’s not hating on GMOs — you’ll be surprised

08/29/2014 10:17:00 AM
It looks like soon I’ll have to update my standard response when someone comments on our website about genetically modified fruits and vegetables. ... Full story

Sun rises on new Web domain as organic sector grows

08/20/2014 12:47:00 PM
Research released this summer by Consumer Reports shows 45% of U.S. residents buy organic foods at least monthly, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture reporting $35 billion in organic food purchases in 2013. ... Full story
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