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12/19/2014 - Indiana Horticulture Congress and Trade Show to be held in Indianapolis, Jan. 20-22

Agritourism business owners, produce growers and farmers can attend several workshops and network with a variety of professionals at this year's Indiana Horticulture Congress and Trade Show in Indianapolis. The conference will take place Jan. 20-22 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West, 2544 Executive Drive. A diverse group of speakers will discuss topics such as agritourism, fresh vegetables,...


The 2015 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference Set for Jan. 5-6 - The  2015 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and ...

12/19/2014 - The 2015 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference Set for Jan. 5-6

The 2015 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show is expecting many fruit and vegetable producers from the state and other surrounding areas. The event runs from 8 a.m., Jan. 5 until 5 p.m., Jan. 6 in Lexington at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Preconference activities on Jan. 4 will include tree fruit, small fruit and vegetable roundtable discussions. "We are looking forward...


Bobcat Releases New 2015 Utility Vehicles  - Bobcat Company has launched the new 3400 and 3400XL, with improved suspension...

12/18/2014 - Bobcat Releases New 2015 Utility Vehicles

Bobcat Company has launched the new 3400 and 3400XL, with improved suspension systems, new industry-leading features, industry-leading payload and towing, faster travel speeds and more integrated accessories. Both the 3400 and 3400XL models have a sealed constant velocity transmission and are available with two engine configurations: a 40-horsepower (570 cc) gas engine or a 24-horsepower (1120...


12/18/2014 - University of Florida experts predict food trends for 2015

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty members predicted the food-related trends in 2015. The panel, which consisted of Doug Archer, Karla Shelnutt, Danielle Treadwell and Jeff Brecht, gave their thoughts on what's coming into style next year. Wow, that's . pungent: Americans continue to develop a fondness for fermented foods, which often create strong,...


12/18/2014 - AGCO announces updates to its machine management solution AgCommand

AGCO Corporation announced several feature updates to its AgCommand telemetry system, including key reports, mobile app enhancements and a new look and feel. AgCommand is a key product included in Fuse Technologies, AGCO's next generation approach to precision agriculture and precision machine management, enabling insights into the efficiency, performance and logistics of the entire farm operation...


12/16/2014 - NYCO Sets Winter Meetings for Jan 13, Feb 10, March 10: New Opportunities, Old Problems, Honoring the Soil

New York Certified Organic/NYCO has set its winter 2015 dates for January 13, February 10 and March 10 for information and education meetings to help grain and dairy farmers throughout the state. The free NYCO meetings start at 10am in the Jordan Hall auditorium at the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station, 614 W. North Street, Geneva, NY. The 2015 meetings will address a variety of topics including...


12/16/2014 - TBEI Lake Crystal Announces New Engineering & Quality Manager

Minnesota manufacturer Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc., (TBEI) recently announced the promotion of Steve Lee to Engineering and Quality Manager at their Lake Crystal, MN, facility. TBEI's Lake Crystal facility manufactures the Crysteel, J-Craft and Ox SuperDump lines of dump bodies. "We are excited to expand Steve's role within TBEI," said Archie England, TBEI VP of Engineering...


12/16/2014 - California State Fair Accepts Nominations For Agricultural Achievement Awards

The California State Fair is accepting nominations for its Agriculturalist of the Year award. The Agriculturalist of the Year award is presented to an individual who has contributed extensively, in a professional capacity, to California's agricultural industry. Award criteria stipulates this individual must have demonstrated leadership and clearly represented the industry over a number of years in...


12/16/2014 - Arborjet's Next-Gen Neem Bio-Insecticide OMRI-Listed for Organic Use

Arborjet announced that its product AzaSol, developed for broad-based biological insect control, has been OMRI® Listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute. An OMRI Listing is granted for products that meet the criteria for use in certified organic production, handling and processing. These products undergo a rigorous review to ensure compliance with organic standards. A broad spectrum...


Growing Thought - Excited about 2015 - I know it's not exactly 2015 yet, but I'm excited to pass along the great news abou...

12/5/2014 - Growing Thought

Excited about 2015
Michael Freeze
I know it's not exactly 2015 yet, but I'm excited to pass along the great news about Growing. We're behind the scenes putting the finishing touches on the web redesign of Growing.com. In January, this upgrade will offer readers up-to-date news and exclusive features that are critical to commercial fruit and vegetable industry professionals. Some of the new features include new navigation options,...


12/5/2014 - Online Registration Now Open for Ohio's Largest Sustainable Food and Farm Conference

Registration is open for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's (OEFFA) 36th annual conference, "Sustainable Agriculture: Renewing Ohio's Heart and Soil." Pre-conference intensives will be held on Friday, Feb. 13 and the conference will take place Saturday, Feb. 14 and Sunday, Feb.15 at the Granville Middle and High schools in Granville, Ohio. Organizers stated that the conference,...


12/2/2014 - Latinos to EPA: Power Plants Must Create Higher Standards to Curb Pollution, Impacts of Climate Change

Arturo Carmona, Executive Director of Presente.org, issued a statement concerning the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed power plants standards. Presente.org is the nation's largest online Latino organizing group with more than 300,000 members. "Curbing carbon emissions and other toxic air pollutants is critical for the overall health and well being of our communities. Nearly...


12/1/2014 - Eden Research signs with SUMIAGRO France SAS for grape protection products

Eden Research announced that it has signed an exclusive Licence Agreement with Sumi Agro France SAS ("Sumi Agro") to sell 3AEY, an Eden-developed plant protection product in France. In addition, Sumi Agro will have the right to trial, register, develop and sell certain other plant protection products for use in France using Eden's natural encapsulation technology, GO-E InsideT. The Licence Agreement,...


12/1/2014 - Bobcat Company Launches New Blog Site

Bobcat Company has launched the new Bobcat Blog - a site where equipment experts, other individuals with Bobcat Company and occasional guest bloggers will provide perspective on Bobcat products and their applications, markets, customers' businesses and lifestyles, and promotions and events for the large and growing Bobcat social community. It's all designed to help customers be more successful...


11/26/2014 - Farmers Edge Teams Up with Pembina Co-Op

Farmers Edge announced it has joined forces with Pembina Co-op to promote precision agronomy services in Southern Manitoba. This partnership is aimed at providing Co-op members with convenience, quality service and a flexibility of options for sustainable farming from an independent service provider. Pembina Co-op's mission is to "benefit members by progressively growing business and...


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