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4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Frieda's Inc. wants "to change the way America eats fruits & vegetables" with a scary new campaign. The "Eat One Fruit a Day That Scares You" challenges shoppers to put more specialty fruits such as dragon fruit and mangosteens into their shopping carts and on their plates at restaurants, according to a news release.

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4/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
Americans are twice as likely to get food poisoning from food prepared at a restaurant compared with food prepared at home, newly published data from the Center for Science in the Public Interest shows. Read more on the findings from this Packer article.

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4/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
Cotton planting is wrapping up in some areas. Based on recent reports and feedback from our readers, conditions have been good for planting, germination and emergence, with just an occasional weather-related blip. Read more on cotton, tomatoes and alfalfa from this AgFax West article.

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4/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
With the temperatures we experienced during winter, what was the fate of plant pathogens? Follow the integrated pest management (IPM) tactics in this MSU Extension article to limit plant diseases.

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4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
High tunnels offer flexibility in crop production and can handle diverse crops from asparagus to zucchinis and many crops in between. Read more on scheduling plantings to maximize space from this Weekly Crop Update article.

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4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
Tobacco mosaic virus is highly transmittable through greenhouses and raises a lot of questions among growers. MSU Extension answers these questions at the link below.

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4/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
This past winter was more like winters experienced in the 1960s. There is no doubt the harsh conditions affected fruit crops, but how might it affect vegetable production? Find out from this MSU Extension news article.

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4/8/2014 12:00:00 AM
California remains, by far, the largest source of domestically grown vegetables, according to a new report summarizing production for 2013. The state's farmers produced 49 percent of fresh vegetables and 71 percent of processed vegetables grown in the U.S. But total vegetable production in California declined 4 percent last year. Of the two-dozen vegetable crops surveyed, only five increased in production.

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4/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
Consumers know that fruits and vegetables are good for them, true, but perhaps they don't understand the truly profound health benefits of a diet rich in fresh produce. Read more on the health benefits from this Packer article.

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4/4/2014 12:00:00 AM
Tomato prices rose sharply in March but are expected to plateau as production increases. The jump in Mexican prices was drastic. Find out more on tomato markets from this Packer article and video.

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