AmericanHort hosts another successful show

2018-08-07T08:12:31+00:00August 7, 2018|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest|

COLUMBUS, OHIO — The green industry’s leading trade association, AmericanHort, hosted Cultivate’18 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center July 14 – 17, 2018. As the premier annual event for the entire horticulture industry, Cultivate’18 brought in over 10,000 visitors and included more than 650 national and international exhibitors who displayed the newest live plants and green industry materials at the show.

A farmer’s niche

2018-08-07T07:54:58+00:00August 7, 2018|Grower Midwest|

by Karen Van Wyk

Each farm has a unique flavor and strength. Farms all across the United States provide many of our food staples and some farms develop unique ways to provide creative expressions of agriculture. The Richardson story is an example of this. (more…)

Returning to the farm

2018-08-07T07:51:50+00:00August 7, 2018|Grower Midwest|

by Sally Colby

On a summer morning, Marco Patzer is teaching a new employee how to wash freshly picked produce while his wife Laura trims the stems of fresh-cut flowers. The vegetables and blooms will be added to the produce offered in the farm store at Cherry Rock Farms in Brandon, SD. (more…)

USDA and FDA announce key step to advance collaborative efforts to streamline produce safety requirements for farmers

2018-06-27T09:58:38+00:00June 27, 2018|Grower East, Grower Midwest, Grower West|

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing effort to make the oversight of food safety stronger and more efficient, USDA and FDA announced the alignment of the USDA Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices Audit Program (USDA H-GAP) with the requirements of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA’s) Produce Safety Rule. (more…)