Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Blueberry demand expanding to international markets

The USDA and the U.S. Highbrush Blueberry Council are helping to grow popularity of these pleasing perennials. More

Secretary Vilsack appoints USDA NAREEE Advisory Board

The appointees will serve a three-year term lasting until 2016. More

GIE Media accepting applications for hort scholarship

Two $2,500 academic scholarships are up for grabs. More

Flordia citrus production declines in latest forecast

The USDA and National Agriculture Statistics Service report that Florida citrus production is forecasted to decline. More

Chiquita acquires Irish fruit distributor

By New York Times

Chiquita has acquired Fyffes, an Irish fruit distributor. More

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USDA announces Market Access Program allocations

The USDA selected 60 organizations for this round of funding. More

Soap bubbles and burning fat for heat

A Canadian greenhouse uses soap bubbles and burning fat from deep fryers for heat. More

100 years of Extensions

The Cooperative Extension service is celebrating 100 years of existence. More

Citrus greening bill closer to Florida House approval

The bill passed two committees with ease. More

Prison-grown plants?

A North Carolina prison is using a greenhouse to rehabilitate criminals and grow crops. More

Syngenta opens application period for vegetable grant program

The Grow More Vegetables Seed Grant Program aims to tout the benefits of fresh vegetable production and consumption through hands-on experiences with agriculture. More

Funding available for New Jersey growers

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is accepting specialty crop grant applications. More

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Trade show tips

Trade show season is coming, and we spoke with marketing expert Tim Asimos about how to get the results you want. More