Sneak Peek: January 2018 VSCNews Magazine

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The first issue of Vegetable and Specialty Crop News magazine will debut in January. Inside the magazine, readers will find a wealth of information on current issues impacting the industry.

The inaugural issue of the magazine features articles from industry leaders such as the University of Florida’s Kevin Folta and Mike Stuart, president of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association. Folta’s piece explores the future of the specialty crop industry and how technology will impact the industry in the coming years. Stuart’s article addresses the importance of the 2018 farm bill for specialty crop growers.

Mike Bruorton, president of the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, also contributed to the new magazine. His piece focuses on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the possible implications NAFTA renegotiation could have on the industry.

Andy LaVigne, president and CEO of the American Seed Trade Association, discusses the evolution of plant breeding and its impact on the vegetable industry.

Hugh Smith, assistant professor of vegetable entomology at the University of Florida, gives growers advice for managing sweet potato whitefly in vegetables.

Finally, the January issue includes a monthly column written by Gary Cooper, AgNet Media’s founder and president. Throughout the year, Cooper’s column will address ongoing changes in the specialty crop industry and implications for the future.

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Abbey Taylor

Editor of VSCNews magazine and farm broadcaster

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