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9/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is helping schools to offer healthy snacks to children. Moreover, the program has the children encouraging their peers to "try it" and take the healthy eating practices they learned in school, home to their families. Read more on the program from this Fresh Plaza article.

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9/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
The Food and Drug Administration is seeking input from the public and the food industry on the agency's work to redefine the "healthy" nutrient content claim for food labeling. Read more on the claims from this Packer story.

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9/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
The outlook going forward into October is continued above average temperatures and above normal rainfall. While yield is determined over the full season, crop quality is often established by conditions at the very end of the growing season. Read more on the wet weather challenges for harvest from this Integrated Crop Management article.

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9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
GloriAnn Farms, Tracy, California, will have its fifth annual Corn for the Cause campaign throughout October, when a portion of proceeds from sales of its tray packs will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Read more on the campaign from this Packer article.

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9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Corn and soybean seeds possess several mechanisms that prevent sprouting before maturity. However, the two primary requirements for seed germination are temperature and moisture. Read more on these factors and sprouting from this Integrated Pest & Crop Management article.

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9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
The Sept. 20-22 Center for Growing Talent by PMA High Performance Management Conference included an evening networking event, and challenged attendees to expand their knowledge of their companies, from finances to food safety plans. Read more on the conference from this Packer article.

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9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Total fresh produce sales for the quarter ended July 2 were up about 4% compared with year-ago levels and organic fresh produce sales for the period increased by nearly four times that rate, according to the latest FreshFacts on Retail report from the United Fresh Produce Association. Read more on the growth from this Packer story.

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9/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
Some areas have received several inches of rainfall since Sept. 1, during a time when corn and soybean water use declines significantly. This lack of water use by the plant creates saturated soil conditions susceptible to compaction this fall. High soil moisture increases soil compaction caused by field traffic and machinery. Find out how to minimize it from this Integrated Crop Management news article.

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9/19/2016 12:00:00 AM
Damaged ear tips, missing kernels, and fungal pathogens are all being reported. Several insect pests in Illinois could be the culprit. Corn earworm, fall armyworm, European corn borer, and western bean cutworm are pests of Illinois cornfields. Find out which one is to blame from this Bulletin article.

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9/19/2016 12:00:00 AM
University of Missouri Extension agronomists are reporting diplodia and other corn ear rot diseases in parts of the state. Read more on their prevalence from this news release.

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