Several produce-related companies on the cutting edge of technology and sustainability made Thrives’s Top 50 listings of AgTech and FoodTech, announced by SVG Ventures at the Agricultural Outlook Forum.
NEW YORK — Some of the state's fresh produce industry leaders say the proposed New York Farm Laborer Fair Labor Practices Act will hurt the agricultural industry, but they are relieved for a bit of compromise.
Matt Wells, director of field services of New York Apple Sales, Glenmont, N.Y., has been selected to participate in an intensive leadership development program for New York State’s food and agricultural industry.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate why produce-grower prices have stayed stagnant or declined while prices have increased along the supply chain.
Members of the Eastern Produce Council’s Leadership Program spent a day at the Rutgers University’s Snyder Research and Extension Farm, Pittstown, touring the farm and learning communication and leadership skills.
A group of New York City teens grew enough food in an indoor hydroponic farm to feed more than 2,000 students at lunch, with the help of a Whole Kids Foundation partnership with Teens for Food Justice.