Monday, October 4


 
  Organic vegetable packhouse built for former tobacco growers 

Southern Virginia Vegetable Packing, LLC partnered with Brunswick County Industrial Development Authority to construct a new, 45,000 square-foot, $4.2 million produce processing and packing facility.



 
 
  Clemson research supports organic legumes growers

Organic farming sometimes has a bad reputation for producing legumes with lower nutritional quality. But some Clemson University researchers believe field peas and lentils can be grown organically and still have improved nutrient quality.



 
 
 
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Great Lakes EXPO returns in-person for 2021 show!

The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO and Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo looks forward to welcoming exhibitors and attendees back to an in-person event in 2021. Set to take place from Dec. 7-9, the EXPO will be returning to the Amway Grand Plaza and DeVos Place in Grand Rapids — a staple for EXPO attendees for many years running.

 

 
 
 
 
  Opportunities, challenges of farming organic rice studied for US

The University of Arkansas, in collaboration with The Organic Center and the University of California Cooperative Extension, has been awarded nearly $500,000 through USDA’s Organic Research and Extension Institute, or OREI, to help undertake a three-year project studying the challenges and opportunities for organic rice production and usage in the United States.



 
 
  Oregon’s Troon Vineyard earns Regenerative Organic Certification

From the organically grown winegrapes to the sheep that graze in the vineyards after harvest, to winemaking in aged oak barrels and clay amphorae, there’s something different in the mix at Oregon’s Troon Vineyard.



 
 
 
  Field trial data, paper published on in-season value of biologicals 

Plant Response Inc. recently published new data from field trials that it said demonstrate the in-season results row and specialty crop growers can achieve with biological products.



 
 
  Multi-generational stewardship at Innovative Produce grows sustainable organics

Sustainability and environmental stewardship have long been key ingredients at Innovative Produce Sales. The sixth-generation Santa Maria, California, grower-shipper of organics possesses deep roots in the Santa Maria Valley and traces its family farming heritage to the mid-19th century.



 
 
 
 
 
 

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