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12/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Each year the National Restaurant Association (NRA), major grocery store outlets, food magazines, and others offer predictions for the hottest food trends for the upcoming year. Read some of their predictions from this MSU Extension News article.

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12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
California tests reveal that over 97 percent of produce sold in markets falls within legal, safe standards for pesticide residue levels. Some imports continue to be found with illegal residue levels. Read more on these findings from this Western Farm Press article.

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12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Despite increasing water, pest and labor issues, Ventura County's crop value grew by 2.87% in 2015 over 2014, according to the 2015 Crop and Livestock Report released by the Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner's Office.

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12/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
Supermarkets who offer online shopping to their customers report larger online orders than online-only retailers, a new study reveals. Read more on these findings from this Packer article.

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12/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
Florida tomatoes got off to a bumpy start this fall, but grower-shippers predicted that things would be looking up by early December. They expected prices to remain steady. Read more on their optimism from this Packer story.

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12/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
Florida tomato volume should be back in the normal range this year after experiencing a weather-related drop last year, said Reggie Brown, manager of the Maitland-based Florida Tomato Committee and executive vice president of the Florida Tomato Exchange. Read more on this outlook from this Packer story.

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12/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
Convenience stores and other small retailers who redeem food stamp benefits will need to carry more fruits and vegetables and other healthy food beginning next year. Read more on the changes from this Packer article.

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12/8/2016 12:00:00 AM
Researchers at New York-based Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have used the CRISPR technology to produce cherry and roma tomato plants that produce ripe fruit two weeks faster than current methods. Find out more on the varieties from this Packer video and article.

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12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Pages 6-7 of the South Florida Vegetable Pest & Disease Hotline report that around Immokalee, target spot remains a concern in tomato as fields approach maturity but overall is mostly low. Read more on the disease from this full report.

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12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Growers and scouts in the Manatee Ruskin area report that leafminer pressure has been very high and note that most growers are spraying for leafminer every 7-10 days. Read more on leafminer pressures from pages 2-3 of the South Florida Vegetable Pest & Disease Hotline

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