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Tips to Help Maximize Greenhouse Space

Dan Field Crops, Fruits, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Cathy Isom has some tips to help you maximize greenhouse space. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The benefits of having a greenhouse can far outweigh the costs and complications of construction and care. As long as you take full advantage of every bit of growing space year-round, then you can recover your investment and even make a …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried on ITC Ruling on Mexican Tomato Threat

Dan Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

(FDACS) — The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted 4-0 affirming that imported Mexican tomatoes unfairly threaten the American tomato industry. The ruling came after the U.S. Department of Commerce recently re-opened the antidumping investigation that began in 1996, and after finding that Mexican tomatoes had been dumped into the U.S. market at prices 21 percent below fair market value, on average. In …

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ITC Affirms that Mexican Dumping Threatens U.S. Tomato Growers

Dan Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Vegetables

(FTE) — In a unanimous decision, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) made an affirmative determination that dumped Mexican tomato imports threaten the U.S. industry with material injury. This determination comes on the heels of an announcement last month by the U.S. Department of Commerce, which found that Mexican tomatoes had been dumped in the U.S. market at an average …

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New Rules Aimed at Protecting Tomato Crops

Dan Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Vegetables

(NSF) — New federal inspection rules go into place Friday on tomatoes and peppers, a month after Florida agricultural officials expressed concern that a virus had been found in tomatoes imported from Mexico. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that tomatoes and pepper fruit from Mexico, Israel and the Netherlands must be inspected for tomato brown rugose fruit virus, …

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Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Rises Only a Penny

Dan Dairy, Field Crops, Fruits, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry, Vegetables

(AFBF) — The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 34th annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.91, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 1-cent increase from last year’s average of $48.90. “The average cost of this year’s Thanksgiving dinner is essentially unchanged …

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Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Conference

Dan Alabama, Fruits, Vegetables

The Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (AFVGA) will hold its Annual Conference & Trade Show Nov. 21-22 at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center in Clanton, Alabama. During the opening day luncheon, the “Challenges and Opportunities in the Future of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry” will be discussed by Phil Brannon, professor of plant pathology, with the University of Georgia. This …

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AFVGA Conference Coming in Two Weeks

Dan Alabama, Fruits, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

The Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (AFVGA) will hold their Annual Conference and Trade Show November 21-22 at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center in Clanton, Alabama. During the opening day luncheon, the topic of Challenges and Opportunities in the future of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry will be discussed by Dr. Phil Brannon, Professor of Plant Pathology with …