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7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM
Watermelons and honeydew in Colorado's Rocky Ford region, expected to start production around Aug. 5, will take a volume hit from the same hailstorm that wreaked havoc on the larger cantaloupe crop. Read more on the crop from this Grower article.

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7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Risk of foodborne illness in leafy greens can't be eliminated, but there are steps growers and farm marketers can do to reduce the incidence of foodborne illnesses in leafy greens. Read more on these steps from this MSU Extension article.

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7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Fall armyworms are more like "summer" armyworms this year due to unseasonable rains, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist. Read more on regional reports from this full report.

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7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Questions about yellowing basil leaves are coming in regularly now. Basil plantings all over the state are at extreme risk of developing basil downy mildew. Read more on the disease from this Plant & Pest Advisory article.

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7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
An 11% increase in net sales for the second quarter of 2014 has officials with Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. expressing optimism about efforts to diversify, even though the company's fresh-cut business posted declines for the third straight quarter. Read more on their sales from this Packer article.

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7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Production of fruits, nuts and vegetables is picking up and Cindy Zimmerman reports that's because consumption continues to increase.

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7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
For those crops that are annually tilled, there may be an obligation to have a certified conservation plan in place along with other restrictions, depending on whether the land is defined by USDA as highly erodible or wetlands. Read more on concern over this policy from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Dry edible bean crops continued to make good progress in the United States during the past week, with hotter weather helping crops in some states make up ground lost earlier due to late seeding, judging from the latest state level crop progress reports from USDA NASS reporters. Read more on the crop from this Statpub.com story.

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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Continue to sample for mites since we continue to find fields with economic levels, especially dry land fields. As soon as pin pods are present, be sure to watch carefully for plant bug and stink bug adults and nymphs. As a general guideline, treatment should be considered if you find 15 adults and/or nymphs per 50 sweeps. You should also begin scouting for corn earworm larvae in the earliest planted fields.

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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Higher fresh fruit inflation in 2014 will be followed by moderate inflation in 2015, according to the latest food price forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read more on fruit and vegetable inflation from this Grower article.

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