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Georgia Produce Grower Training in Valdosta

Clint Thompson Fruits, Vegetables

The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is offering another Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training for compliance with the federal produce safety rule. It will be held February 25 in Valdosta, Georgia. Produce Safety Education and Outreach Coordinator, Maggie Brown, said this training is for growers who need to learn about the new federal produce safety rules in Georgia. This one-day …

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Americans Love Affair With Strawberries

Clint Thompson Fruits

Strawberries are widely appreciated for their characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture and sweetness. And in a story from Stephanie Ho, these are just some of the reasons why Americans have a love affair with the popular fruit.

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United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program Signup Period Open

Clint Thompson Fruits, Vegetables

The signup period for the 26th edition of the United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program is now open. The program first began in 1995 and more than 250 produce industry professionals have graduated from the program. “As we celebrate the program’s 25th anniversary, I invite our alumni and all those who have supported their journey to pay it forward,” says …

Peaches Need to Get Enough ‘Chill’ Time

Clint Thompson Fruits

Chill hours are important for good peach tree production, but across the Southeast we’ve not seen a lot of those type of conditions this winter. Stephanie Ho reports that peaches need that chill time to produce a good crop.

Super Fruit for the Super Bowl

Clint Thompson Fruits, Specialty Crops

There is a super fruit that Americans can’t get enough of during the Super Bowl. Cathy Isom tells us Super Bowl Sunday is famous for this popular side dish.  During the Super Bowl, it’s no secret that chicken wings and pizza are the two most popular snacks to have on hand. But let’s not forget the super food and fruit …

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American Grown Campaign Launches

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Non-Profit Created to Address the growing Financial Crisis in American Farms Launches Campaign The American Grown Campaign launched at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference on January 11. The non-profit was created by growers to address the growing financial crisis in American farms. American Grown was founded with farmers and growers from Florida, Georgia, and Michigan. “America’s farmers need our support …

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New Strawberry Cultivars for the Southeast

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops

The annual Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference (SERFVC) continues today in Savannah, Georgia. Ag Net Media’s newest team member, Clint Thompson, is at the conference and was able to catch up with Dr. Jayesh Samtani, an assistant professor and small fruit extension specialist with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. They discuss new strawberry cultivars and look at which varieties are best …

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Alabama Extension, Auburn University Partner with UC Davis in European Grape Studies

Dan Alabama, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

(ACES) — Alabama wine grape growers will soon have access to disease-resistant bunch grape varieties as new grape varieties send ripples through the entire wine-making community. For many years, Alabama’s commercial grape producers have been limited to native muscadine, American and French-American hybrid bunch grape cultivars. The limited access is due to heavy bacterial disease pressure that suffocates most European …

The annual Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference (SERFVC) is underway in Savannah, Georgia. And Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers

Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Underway

Dan Fruits, Vegetables

The annual Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference (SERFVC) is underway in Savannah, Georgia. Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) Executive Director, Charles Hall, told Ag Net Media’s newest team member, Clint Thompson, this show is a great opportunity for growers to come and learn more about what’s going on in the industry.

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Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Starts Thursday

Dan Fruits, Vegetables

The annual Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference (SERFVC) in Savannah, Georgia kicks off Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. The event, organized by the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA), will feature extensive educational sessions and a top-notch trade show. Attendees will be able to see and learn about the latest …