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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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9/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Early planting and favorable growing conditions resulted in early row closure and the potential for a high yielding sugarbeet crop. The environmental conditions were also favorable for early infection and rapid development of a high population of overwintering Cercospora beticola, the causal agent for Cercospora leaf spot. Read more on the battle with the disease from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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9/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
A proposal to grow fresh lettuce and herbs year-round with nothing more than air, light and a fine mist of water and nutrients was presented last month to a local ag-based committee that is more familiar with growing crops in soil. Read more on aeroponics from this West Central Tribune article.

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9/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
Cercospora leaf spot can be easily found in all factory districts in North Dakota and Minnesota. The disease is currently most severe in southern Minnesota and the southern growing areas of the Red River Valley. Read more on its control from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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9/7/2016 12:00:00 AM
Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative might leave up to 15 percent of its acres unharvested this year, as their yields might hit 20 percent more than their previous record high. Find out more on the size of the crop and leaving sugar beets in the field from this AgWeek article.

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9/7/2016 12:00:00 AM
As production costs increase and valuable resources dwindle, growers are turning to precision agriculture to farm more efficiently. Read more on how they are using technology from this MagicValley.com article.

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9/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Enjoying favorable late-summer growing conditions during their plantings, Georgia grower-shippers are eyeing a strong fall season. Read more on the solid season expected from this Packer report.

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9/1/2016 12:00:00 AM
U.S. sugar production could be record high this year but still within marketing allotment amounts. Imports of refined sugar from Mexico, however, are depressing U.S. refined sugar prices. Read more on US sugar production from this Capital Press article.

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8/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
The Food and Administration's recent draft food safety guidance should help fresh produce operations comply with new food safety rules. Find out more on the guide from this Packer article.

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