Amy Sowder

Articles By Amy Sowder

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Jul 14, 2020

New York solar programs can save growers, packers money

Before the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic hit, John Williams of Williams Farms, Marion, N.Y., looked into converting to solar power.

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Jun 30, 2020

Georgia expands organic, local, greenhouse options

Eva Moghaddam wants to make it easier for every family to find healthier food. It’s a value that many producers and distributors in this industry share, a value that can coincide with a healthier earth as well.

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Jun 20, 2020

Georgia agriculture market experts discuss state of Atlanta market

Atlanta's fresh produce market leaders share how the Atlanta State Farmers Market has been transforming since, not only the COVID-19 pandemic, but also beforehand.

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Jun 19, 2020

Mid-Atlantic convention tentatively scheduled

Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention is still planned for Feb. 2-4 in Hershey, Pa., said William Troxell, publicity and marketing program coordinator.

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Jun 19, 2020

Hungry Harvest maintains new sustainable practices during pandemic

Even a company founded on using food that would otherwise go to waste can improve its sustainability practices — evidenced by the latest efforts of Hungry Harvest.

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Jun 08, 2020

How Hungry Harvest made changes for sustainability

Sometimes there is a steep upfront cost to change the way you operate your business in order to benefit the environment. And sometimes there isn't.

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May 27, 2020

Jim Allen of NY Apple Sales passes baton to daughter

Even though this is an industry of multigenerational family farms, it’s not often a father’s offspring takes over his position at someone else’s business.

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May 22, 2020

Snapshot: NJ produce season through the eyes of Nardelli Bros.

While it seems everything is changing in politics, the economy and agricultural commodity markets, at least one thing hasn't: Nardelli Bros. Inc.

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May 21, 2020

How indoor, vertical Bowery Farming is faring during COVID-19

Several characteristics of urban, vertical, indoor agriculture have been an advantage amid the recent romaine lettuce recalls and also during the COVID-19 pandemic.