The American-based United Fresh Produce Association and allied partners are lobbying already to make essential workers in agriculture and food a priority when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available.
A California congressman, Jim Costa, is one of two candidates who have declared interest in chairing the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. He represents an agricultural district surrounding Fresno.
If the new administration doesn’t move forward with trade negotiations in Europe and Japan, this could present Canadian agriculture with an opportunity to better leverage its first-mover advantage secured in agreements, including CPTPP and CETA. That’s the insight provided by the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute.
Okanagan Specialty Fruits says that harvest of its Arctic non-browning apple is the largest to date with 1,350 acres. The apple is grown specifically for fresh-cut applications.
A controlled environment at Plenty Unlimited’s Wyoming facility has lured Driscoll’s to expand beyond field-grown strawberries. There’s a lot to learn about day length, light intensity and spectrum, air temperature and how they influence expression of genes.
The international show in Berlin is rescheduling its February event to May 18-20, 2021 under the headline: “Meet onsite. Connect online.”
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