Procrastination …. ….

Why put off until tomorrow what can be done the next day? The hustle bustle of bin drops and running loads to the pack house fill the air of many agricultural communities across the country. It’s Harvest time! This is also the time when our office rings with frantic requests to learn a new system […]

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Get Your Grower Numbers In Line

Cherry harvest is on in Washington State and to a grower that means 25-hour days! Thinking about doing one more thing just isn’t on the radar. But harvest isn’t only about getting the fruit to the packing shed, it’s about depositing those returns back in the bank. In order to make those returns the best […]

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Sense + Nonsense of Farm Certification

Last week at the United Fresh Produce Association GLOBAL G.A.P. Tour in Chicago we heard from leaders in Agriculture about the challenges of Food Safety and Sustainability Certification.  With representatives present across the spectrum, perspectives were varied but on point. After the keynote addressing the role of audits in the industry, GLOBAL G.A.P. President Kristian […]

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A Mobile App for Wind Machines

Technology isn’t always about Data, Mobile Apps and Software – sometimes technology can drive innovation in something we see every day or in a tool we’ve used for years.  Thats exactly the case wtih Tow & Blow (Recently featured in the Good Fruit Grower Magazine); they’ve applied new airflow shaping technology to maximize wind machine […]

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Open Data + Agriculture

(Excerpt from a Guest post by Laura Husak reflecting on the Data+Agriculture session (originally posted on Open Data Conference 2015)) Responsible, efficient and transparent open data is an incredible lever for agriculture, but careful attention will be needed to bring the benefits to smallholder farmers. With the movement for open data gaining momentum across sectors, the […]

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Global GAP Tour 2015

We’re excited to be joining our friends and colleagues at the GlobalGAP and the United Fresh produce trade association United Fresh Convention (June 8-10).  We’ll be heading out to Chicago for the one-day conference, Thursday, June 11, with leading agricultural industry and government representatives. The tag line is “beyond food safety” which has many concerned, […]

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