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8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Beets are rolling into Michigan Sugar Co.'s processing plants as early as ever this year, as officials prepare for what could be another record-breaking crop. Read more on the 2015 crop from this Mlive.com article.

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8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
The California drought isn't pushing fruit and vegetable prices higher this year. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Economic Research Service predicts that grower prices for vegetables will decline between 4% and 5% this year, while grower prices for fruit will decline between 5% and 6%. Read more on the expected declines from this Packer story.

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8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Amalgamated Sugargrowers in Eastern Idaho are experimenting witih high-sugar varieties from out of the area that don't have resistance to curly top virus, a major problem within the state. Read more on their efforts from this Capital Press article.

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8/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Some area sugar beet growers got an early start to the harvest August 17th. American Crystal Sugar Co., the region's biggest co-op, began its pre-pile across the Red River Valley. Read more on the pre-pile from this AgWeek article.

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8/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
A new study from the University of Iowa confirms that many consumers choose local food for reasons beyond flavor and freshness. Read more on the findings of the study from this Packer story.

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8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Prices for iceberg lettuce are up sharply, with heat affecting Salinas Valley production sooner than it usually does. Prices might not drop anytime soon. Read more on lettuce markets from this Packer story.

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8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
For Atlanta and the Southeast, it seems the sky's the limit for produce sales. Produce wholesalers for the most part report strong growth in the metropolitan area known as the capital of the South. Read more on produce sales from this Packer article.

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8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
This has been an active year for stink bugs, with green stink bug as the predominant pest species across the Commonwealth. Within the next few weeks, stink bug numbers should gradually decline in some crops, while nymphs will continue to develop on others. Read more on stink bugs in soybeans and vegetable crops from this Kentucky Pest News article.

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8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM
Compared with meat and seafood, consumers are less concerned about the safety of fresh produce, a new survey reveals. However, if consumers decide a particular food is unsafe, nearly 40% say they will never eat it again. Read more on these findings from this Packer story.

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8/12/2015 12:00:00 AM
Escherichia coli O157:H7, a bacterium that causes foodborne illness in humans, is more likely to contaminate lettuce when downy mildew is already present, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. Read more on this finding from this Western Farm Press article.

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