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7/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Farms that market their goods directly to consumers tend to create more jobs in their own regions than those that don't, a university study has found. Read more on these findings from this Capital Press article.

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7/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Marketers say varying ideas on what "local" means can make marketing a challenge. Read more on this definition from The Packer story at the link below.

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7/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Romaine lettuce pricing edged downward as homegrown production in Canada and elsewhere hit full stride. Find out more on lettuce markets from this Packer video.

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7/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Having enjoyed strong markets for much of 2015, California leaf and head lettuce fell from their high horse in July. But the state's grower-shippers expect supply and demand to start matching up by early August, leading to a bump in prices. Find out more on the markets from this Packer story.

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7/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
The transition from washed and trimmed Misionero Vegetables products to the Green Giant Fresh label is well under way since Salinas, California-based Growers Express announced its acquisition of Misionero. Read more on the transition from this Packer report.

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7/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
One pest that is becoming more common is the yellow-striped armyworm. This pest has a wide host range and will feed on tomato, pepper, cole crops, and leafy vegetables. Read more on damage and management from this Kentucky Pest News article.

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7/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) has caused more problems than usual this year, particularly in high tunnel tomato. Prevention, early identification, and management will help reduce plant and yield losses. This Kentucky Pest News article provides the symptoms to look for, preventative tactics, and brief suggestions on how to reduce incidence in crops once disease is confirmed.

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7/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
With the expected high temperatures this weekend and next week, there is high potential for sunburn in fruits and fruiting vegetables. Growers may need to consider ways to protect against sunburn. Sunburn is most prevalent on days with high temperatures, clear skies and high light radiation. There are three types of sunburn which may have effects on the fruits. Read more on the three types and preventing it from this Weekly Crop Update article.

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7/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
The sugarbeet crop, with the exception of a few areas in the northern Red River Valley that had too much rainfall, has closed rows and is maximizing heat units, abundant sunshine and adequate moisture. The crop is putting on some good tonnage at this time. Read more on the crop and the concern for Cercospora leaf spot from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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7/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
All fresh produce growers from small to large should implement Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for produce food safety on their farms. This Weekly Crop Update article provides points that all produce growers need to consider to protect their markets and address food safety proactively.

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