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Register Now for Georgia Produce Safety Rule Training

Dan Fruits, Georgia, Vegetables

The Georgia Department of Agriculture wants to make sure produce growers know November 30th is the deadline to sign-up for a free one-day workshop designed to cover the standardized curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, which meets the regulatory requirements of the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act). The course, which will be held December 4 …

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Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference Held in Chilton County

Dan Alabama, Fruits, Industry News Release, Vegetables

The Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (AFVGA) held its annual conference and trade show in Clanton Nov. 15-16 where 250 attendees heard from industry leaders, elected officials and university & Extension professionals. “It was exciting to see the fruit and vegetable farmers from across Alabama come together for this event,” said AFVGA Executive Director Hunter McBrayer. “It was an …

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Feast on Florida-Grown Foods This Thanksgiving

Dan Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Vegetables

As we sit down to dine during the annual Thanksgiving feast, it’s worth noting that much of what we eat comes from Florida farmers, say University of Florida researchers. Better still, scientists with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences try to see if they can breed and grow certain crops in Florida to help growers and consumers. When …

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Celebrating National Pomegranate Month

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom tells you why you should get to know one of the world’s most healthiest fruits this month. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Pomegranate Month Pomegranates date back to ancient civilizations and are also featured in ancient Egyptian mythology and art. Today, we enjoy pomegranates in a wide variety of dishes and drinks, mostly …

Halloween Pumpkin Leftovers

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours

Don’t throw those pumpkin carvings away. Cathy Isom lets you know what to do with your Halloween pumpkin leftovers. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Halloween Pumpkin Leftovers For those waiting until the last minute, like me, to carve that Halloween pumpkin you may be wondering what else you can do with all of that leftover flesh. Instead …

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USDA Appoints Members to Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee

Dan Fruits, Industry News Release, Vegetables

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of 25 members of the recently re-established Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC). The newly appointed members will serve terms of up to two years beginning immediately and ending in 2020. The appointees were selected from nominations received in May 2018 resulting from the April 23, 2018, announcement of the re-establishment of the …