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8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
The California drought isn't pushing fruit and vegetable prices higher this year. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Economic Research Service predicts that grower prices for vegetables will decline between 4% and 5% this year, while grower prices for fruit will decline between 5% and 6%. Read more on the expected declines from this Packer story.

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8/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
A new study from the University of Iowa confirms that many consumers choose local food for reasons beyond flavor and freshness. Read more on the findings of the study from this Packer story.

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8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Master's Touch has moved its headquarters from Nogales, Ariz., and opened a 69,000-square-foot facility in San Diego, near the Otay Mesa border crossing. Read more on business updates regarding San Diego/Baja tomatoes from this Packer story.

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8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
For Atlanta and the Southeast, it seems the sky's the limit for produce sales. Produce wholesalers for the most part report strong growth in the metropolitan area known as the capital of the South. Read more on produce sales from this Packer article.

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8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
This has been an active year for stink bugs, with green stink bug as the predominant pest species across the Commonwealth. Within the next few weeks, stink bug numbers should gradually decline in some crops, while nymphs will continue to develop on others. Read more on stink bugs in soybeans and vegetable crops from this Kentucky Pest News article.

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8/14/2015 12:00:00 AM
Sanjay Shukla looked out over row upon row of tomato and pepper plants and had an idea: What would happen if he made the compacted soil rows taller and more narrow? Find out more on his research into the topic from this Southeast AgNet article.

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8/14/2015 12:00:00 AM
In the last 3-4 weeks Jerry Brust has been seeing fairly substantial amounts of stink bug damage in tomatoes throughout much of Maryland with the worst being in the southern part of the state. Read more

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8/14/2015 12:00:00 AM
There are several bacterial diseases that are turning up in many Maryland tomato fields this year. The wet weather we had in June (2-4X as much rain as normal) resulted in the spread of some of our worst bacterial diseases: bacterial spot, bacterial canker and less common bacterial speck.

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8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM
Compared with meat and seafood, consumers are less concerned about the safety of fresh produce, a new survey reveals. However, if consumers decide a particular food is unsafe, nearly 40% say they will never eat it again. Read more on these findings from this Packer story.

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8/11/2015 12:00:00 AM
Late blight has been reported on potatoes and tomatoes in LaGrange County. It is best for tomato and potato growers in northeast Indiana to take precautions against late blight. Read more on the disease from this Vegetable Crops Hotline article.

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