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11/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
The Food and Drug Administration sampling program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Pesticide Data Program have room for improvement in the way they collect and share data on pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables and other food, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. Read more on the study from this Grower article.

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11/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
If the $2.4 billion California citrus industry is to survive, it must maintain Asian citrus psyllid detection and control programs to buy time until fixes for the deadly citrus disease it carries are discovered. Read more on the program from this Packer article.

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11/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
South Texas got hit with heavy rains - as much as 20 inches - during the summer, yet concerns about a lack of water continue to flood the region's fresh produce industry. Read more on the concern from this Packer story.

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11/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
The Florida November orange and grapefruit forecasts remained unchanged from the initial predictions for the 2014-15 season issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in October. Read more on the citrus estimate from this Grower article.

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11/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
Without labor to harvest them, some Salinas Valley crops were abandoned in the field this year. They never made it to the cooler, much less to retail. Read more on the impact of the labor shortage from this Packer article.

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11/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
Compared to last year, this fall is bringing higher quality of Florida citrus and grapefruit is opening the season with lower than expected prices. Find out more on the markets and quality of the crop from this Packer article and video.

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11/3/2014 12:00:00 AM
Consumer perceptions of fruits and vegetables as healthful is slipping, whether it's fresh, fresh-cut, canned, frozen or in juice form, according to a survey from the Produce for Better Health Foundation. Read more on the declining image from this Packer article.

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10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM
In the wake of a food scoring database by the Environmental Working Group that gives high marks to conventional and organic fresh produce, the Alliance for Food and Farming is again asking the activist group to end the annual Dirty Dozen list of the most pesticide-laden produce commodities. Read more on the plea from this Packer article.

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10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Syngenta has released a new series of Crop Talk videos showcasing growers' biggest challenges and how the company is committed to providing solutions. Find out more on the video series from this Potato Grower article.

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10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Calling the industry to counter child obesity trends and help their business by participating in the Eat Brighter! initiative, Bryan Silbermann and Cathy Burns teamed up to give the 2014 State of the Industry address at the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit. Read more on the address from this Packer article.

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