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2/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is working with south Florida growers to help them deal with recent flooding. In late January, torrential rains struck southwest and southeast Florida growing regions. Find out more on their help from this Packer story.

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1/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Kansas State University research has found that produce grown in high tunnels can have a longer shelf life than produce grown in open fields. Read more on these findings from this Phys.org article.

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1/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Torrential rain in south Florida is expected to increase prices with product shortages through late winter and early spring. Find out more on the damage from rain from this Packer article and video.

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1/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
The earlier start of the harvest and the oversupply registered during the months of November and December in Almeria, caused by the high summer temperatures, have led to a 'break' in the New Year which has caused pepper prices to increase, mainly those of yellow, orange and red bell peppers. Read more on pepper prices as well as tomato markets from this Fresh Plaza article.

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1/25/2016 12:00:00 AM
With sales of organic commodities rising even as their share of U.S. acreage remains less than 1%, it's natural to ask how much success the organic sector can expect in meeting demand. Find out more on the question from this Packer article and video.

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1/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Round, Cherry and Grape: Heavy rain in Florida has caused a significant decline in yield and quality; affecting round, roma, cherry and grape tomatoes. Demand continues to exceed supply from the east. Expect very high prices.

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1/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
What once was considered the best way to market fresh foods, especially fresh vegetables, was at local farmers markets and roadside stands. But progress and technology not only changed the way food is grown but also how it is sold. Read more on the changes from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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1/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
As of January, California tomato processors report intentions to sign planting contracts for 13.2 million tons of production in 2016, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Read more on processing contracts from this Western Farm Press article.

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1/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
Overall pesticide residue levels on fresh produce and others foods are below established tolerances and don't pose a safety risk, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Pesticide Data Program. Read more on these findings from this Packer story.

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1/11/2016 12:00:00 AM
Florida tomato volumes will likely be significantly short into spring, and Mexican shipments also are expected lower. Tony DiMare, vice president of Homestead, Florida-based The DiMare Co., said the supply picture this winter is unprecedented. Find out more on the situation from this Packer article.

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