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Sakata setting example during Calif. drought
Sakata Seed America is doing its part to go green and conserve water during the severe California drought. The drought has taken a huge toll on the entire state; however, it has hit both the agricultural and horticultural industries particularly hard. In response, Sakata has made it a priority to focus on ways to reduce their water usage and boost long-term sustainability for the future. According to a study by the University... Read more

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Greenhouse vegetable production grows as new technology soars
While tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers continue to dominate the commercial hydroponic greenhouse industry, there is a new sun rising that promises to make a strong statement. Hydroponic greenhouses are popping up all over, and they are producing a wide variety of items, such as kale, lettuces, herbs and strawberries. The expansion and growth in hydroponics today... Read more

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Turek Farms strives to exceed expectations in quality and service
With a mission to exceed its customers expectations in quality and service, King Ferry, NY-based Turek Farms is constantly improving its company, systems, products and services. “We’ve done a bunch of new construction, changed our docks around, and we’re in the process of building an ice plant to service some sweet corn,” said Jason Turek, a partner in Turek... Read more

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Retiring Tom Lange veteran to be feted at annual golf tournament
The Tom Lange Co. will celebrate the career of longtime veteran Bruce Rubin at its 25th annual Charity Classic golf outing June 27 in St. Louis. Rubin began his career with Springfield, IL-based Tom Lange Co. in December 1966 and has been a member of the company’s board of directors since 2000. He has... Read more

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Karen Brux shares the latest updates on Chilean clementines
The Chilean Fresh Fruit Association’s Karen Brux pays a visit Chile to bring you the latest crop updates on Chilean citrus. Chilean clementines, she notes, will be available May through August, followed by W. Murcotts, which will be available from August through October. Check out the video for more... Read more