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12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Of roughly 10,000 samples of mostly produce collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several state agricultural departments in 2013, more than 99% had pesticide residues below Environmental Protection Agency tolerances. Read more on pesticide residues from this Grower article.

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12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Rains in Mexican growing regions have affected supplies and size of available melons. Size profiles are heavy to 60 and 80 count bins. Some supplies of seeded are available FOB Nogales. Mini seedless are also available in light numbers, as several suppliers are winding down on their northern Mexico season. There are light supplies from North and Central Florida, however this is improving daily. Imports are starting to arrive from Central America and the Dominican Republic. Quality is inconsistent.

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12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Some beet growers could be asked by a Michigan-based sugar company to limit harvesting this year because a strong crop could cause processing delays next spring. Read more on the delays from this AgWeb.com story.

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12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
A historic move for the United States to open trade with Cuba could impact Idaho, at least when it comes to sugar beet exports. Read more on the possibility of trade from this KTVB.com story.

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12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Faculty members of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have looked into their crystal ball and come up with food trends they see for 2015. Read more details from their list from this Grower article.

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12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Cucumbers: Weather issues have influenced the cucumber crop in the East and West. Availability is tight in Florida. Nogales has good availability with a wide range in quality. The harvest in Central America is getting underway which is expected to provide some relief to the shortage in the East. English Cucumber: Supplies are improving more and more as product becomes readily available out of Mexico next week. Expect to see improvement as the weeks continue.

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12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Syngenta will offer Clariva™ pn seed treatment nematicide on select nematode-tolerant sugarbeet varieties for 2015 planting.

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12/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
A week of storms that swept through California in mid-December came nowhere close to ending the state's drought. But with continued warm weather forecast, conditions are ripe for rapid crop growth - and possible winter supply gaps. Read more on crop growth from this Packer article.

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12/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
A Canadian greenhouse grower-shipper has found a good home for its misshapen vegetables. Read more on the line of vegetables from this Packer article.

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12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
How could changes in fertilizer and fuel costs affect your operation in 2015? What will happen if you eliminate or add a trip through the field or change a practice? The UNL Crop Production Budgets offer the chance to examine and compare crop production costs for 14 crops and 69 systems. Read more on the budgets from this Crop Watch article.

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