Fruits

Apple crop forecast in line with averages

This year’s U.S. apple crop is sizing up to be on par with the five-year average, giving industry experts hope for a positive marketing climate. The forecast for apple production is 248 million b... more

Organic growers tally wish lists for new farm bill

Organic growers say they’re more than a niche of the agriculture market, and the group appears to be getting Washington’s attention as they lobby for more i... more

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Bumper Blueberry Season is Upon Us

Think "B"for blueberries this year, as in "busting out all over,""big berries"and "way better than 2006."The Time Picayune... more »

US: Grape shortage looms – Vineyard Economic Seminar

Consumer demand for California wine continues to outpace new grape plantings, making a shortage of key varietals of California wine appear inevitable,... more »

Westfield Couple Wins Farming Award

NY Farms! announced the winners of the Third Annual NY Farms! I Love My NY Farmer contest and recognized Steve and Helen Baran of Baran's Vineyards of... more »

Moth has Invaded Napa, too

An invasive moth that threatens many California crops has been found in a trap in Napa County, representing a potentially major threat to the prized g... more »

Workers Scarce for Napa Grape Harvest

Immigration raids are being blamed in part for a Coachella Valley agricultural worker shortage that has reduced the table grape picking pool up to 20 ... more »

Labor Shortage Hindering Harvest

A local labor shortage will likely force field workers to work longer hours for Coachella Valley farmers during the grape harvest. Palm Springs, Calif... more »

Blueberry Growers Scramble to Prepare

Like dragons belching flames and smoke, oil-fired burners have been busy burning off harvested blueberry bushes all over eastern Maine. The Ellsworth ... more »

Early Spring Freeze Hit Home, Hit Hard for Blueberry Crop

Farming is a risky business, as Blueberry Acres Owner Coker Denton will quickly point out. Tuttle Times... more »

Labor Pool Short for Grape Harvest

As grape farmers gear up harvest this week, one labor contractor estimates the pool is short 20 percent. The Desert Sun... more »

Analyst: Late Freeze Killed 80% of Ky. Strawberry Crop

Kentucky strawberry farmer Delma Miller was one of the lucky ones. He lost only one-fifth of his crop during a mid-April freeze. Heartland News... more »


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