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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
Data shows mixed results for manure applications before potatoes and sugar beets in the second year. Read more on the study from this Capital Press article.

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10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
A white paper analyzing the economic impacts of imposing duties on Mexican sugar in response to a trade case filed by American sugar producers finds U.S. consumers and sweetened product manufacturers could pay $2.4 billion more for sugar in the coming marketing year. Read more on the deal from this Capital Press article.

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10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Mack Farms Inc. is increasing its Florida potato and watermelon acreage and expanding into other items by purchasing a large south Florida operation. Read more on the purchase and what it means to the organization 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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10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
It turns out kids do actually like Brussels sprouts. An episode of Kids vs. Food on the REACT YouTube channel challenged a variety of kids to try the cruciferous vegetable. Find out more on the results from this Packer article and video.

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10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Taking a page from the Tasti-Lee branded tomato playbook, Bejo Seeds Inc. plans to begin marketing a pointy-headed cabbage under the brand name SweetHeart Lettage. Read more on the new brand from this Packer article.

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10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Wind and rain generated by a couple of hurricanes during the growing season could affect some early-season shipments of winter vegetables out of west Mexico, but grower-shippers say most items should recover quickly as the season progresses. Read more on volumes from this Packer article.

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10/27/2014 12:00:00 AM
Blueberries may have been dubbed a "superfood" by some, but the fruit may have met its match with a new variety of lettuce developed by Rutgers University. Read more on the variety from this Grower article.

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10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Though this year's El Niño is now predicted to be a weak one, it still spells more a chance of a wet, cool winter for most of Texas rather than a dry one, according to the Texas State Climatologist. Read more on regional crop and weather details from this full report.

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