California is opening a new front in the battle against Huanglongbing or citrus greening. California citrus growers and packers along with the University of California, Riverside opened the $8 million dollar lab.
Limoneira Co., Santa Paula, Calif., has entered into an agreement with FGF Trapani, a family-owned citrus operation in Argentina, acquiring 1,200 acres of lemons up front and another 1,200 over a three-year period.
Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. has recalled containers of Baby Spinach with Tender Reds in five Canadian provinces due to a positive Listeria monocytogenes test, but the product could have been distributed nationally.
AgriTalk Host Chip Flory brings in Jim Wiesemeyer to cover news from Washington, Greg Henderson and Pamela Riemenschneider cover online produce shopping, and Rhonda Brooks previews Farm Journal's Yield Tour.
The Argentinean Blueberry Committee and other members of Argentina’s fruit industry support efforts to prevent child labor, and a group of producers visited a child care facility that helps with that goal.