Labor Is Still a Major Concern for Many in Agriculture

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Labor continues to be a major issue for many specialty crop growers, not only here in the Southeast, but across the country. Last month, agricultural leaders were in Washington, D.C. to discuss this topic, and one of those participating was American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall. He highlighted the need for enhanced coordination to eliminate processing delays within the federal …

Whitefly Infestation Only in Palm Beach County – For Now

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From the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences: GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People in Palm Beach County can help manage a potential outbreak of the Q-biotype whitefly through early detection and identification of the insect, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher says. This significant tropical and subtropical pest may threaten Florida crops such …

Celtuce

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What do you get when you cross celery and lettuce? Celtuce, of course. Cathy Isom tells you about a leafy vegetable that will have you doing a double-take.   Meet The Vegetable: Celtuce, a Mutant and Delicious Lettuce By Dan Nosowitz Ever shopped at a Chinese market and seen a strange, rough-skinned root-looking vegetable with a few weak leaves of …

PMA Brings Fresh Produce Insight

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PMA Brings Fresh Produce Insight to White House Meeting on Trade Policy Newark, Del. — Global trade is critical to the fresh produce industry, and Produce Marketing Association (PMA) President Cathy Burns brought the industry’s perspective to a White House meeting on global trade policy Feb 29. The discussion among high-level U.S. trade officials and other leaders from across the …

EPA Releases Preliminary Risk Assessment

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EPA Releases Preliminary Risk Assessment for Insecticides Potentially Harmful to Bees From the Environmental Protection Agency: WASHINGTON– The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, which shows a threat to some

PMA’s Fresh Summit

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Another Record-breaking Year for PMA’s Fresh Summit From the Produce Marketing Association: Atlanta, Ga. — Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit Convention and Expo, the annual homecoming of the fresh produce and floral industry, drew record-breaking attendance from the global supply chain attracting 19,332 attendees from 63 countries, Oct. 23-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. In its …

PMA Fresh Summit 2015

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We sat down with President of the Produce Marketing Association Cathy Burns to talk about this year’s Fresh Summit and the future of PMA. Click here for more news on the Produce Marketing Association.