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WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is reporting that, as of July 30, there are 358 people confirmed with cyclosporiasis across 26 states in an outbreak that may be tied to fresh cilantro. Most of the illnesses began around May 1, and health officials have been investigating clusters of illnesses in Texas, Wisconsin and Georgia. “Cluster investigations in Wisconsin and Texas have preliminarily identified... Read more

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D'Arrigo's farm and water conservation and protection
D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California has taken serious measures to maximize the efficiency of water on its farmland in the Salinas Valley, Imperial Valley and in Arizona. The company has been proactive in finding sustainable solutions for water use and it has created a comprehensive case study, which can be found on D’Arrigo's website at www.andyboy.com, that... Read more

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Courchesne Larose’s success reflected in its growth
It’s a busy summer at Courchesne Larose, with the recent 50 percent acquisition of Dandrea Produce, and more busy months are ahead as the company continues its growth. Courchesne Larose, is a leading produce distributor based in Montreal, and Dandrea Produce is a longtime grower-importer based in Vineland, NJ. Both companies have longstanding success stories... Read more

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The New Jersey Agricultural Society announced July 20 its newly enhanced team to launch the 10th class of its New Jersey Agricultural Leadership Development Program in November. The society welcomes two new staff members from the agricultural community to direct and implement the program, and deliver... Read more