Astin Farms expands into blueberries

Sam Astin III started as a medium-sized Florida strawberry grower. By considerably expanding his acreage, he became one of the state’s leading strawberry growers. Always looking to the future, As... more

Fancy Farms co-founder plans to step down

“Since 1974 and still learning” is the business philosophy of Carl Grooms, a longtime strawberry grower in central Florida. Grooms is president and co-fo... more

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Report: North Carolina 10th Largest Wine, Grape Producer

North Carolina has more than doubled the amount of land used to grow grapes to 1,300 acres since 2000, enabling the state to become the 10th largest p... more »

Big Rewards Coming Soon for Patient Winegrape Growers

Overall for wine sellers, 2006 was a strong year with domestic consumption climbing 3 percent to a record of more than 300 million cases. more »

Wine’s Clout Uncorked

In New York state, the wine and grape industry has become an important part of the economy, reflecting what is happening nationally, according to a st... more »

Wine, Grape Industry Has a Heady Bouquet

With 935,000 acres of vineyards and grape farms, nearly 5,000 wineries and 1.1 million jobs, the wine-and-grape industry sends an estimated $162 billi... more »

Apples Pack a Big Antioxidant Punch

As research moves further into the study of the thousands of natural compounds we get from fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other plant foods, app... more »

Opportunity ripe for grape growers

Now's your chance to join others in Pennsylvania producing crops for wine industry. The Express-Times (New Jersey)... more »

Russian Farm Grows with Maine Connection

Tatiana Valentinovna Galaktionova toured blueberry farms in Sebago and Steep Falls to learn about high-bush blueberry culture. Portland Press Herald... more »

Grape Expectations: New Study Shows Illinois’ Wineries Ripening

A survey by wine industry analysts M-K-F Research finds that the number of wineries in a state long known for Abe Lincoln, coal and corn has grown mor... more »

2007 Begins With Robust Apple Movement, Lower Holdings

The U.S. apple industry is starting 2007 with fewer apples in storage and strong consumer demand keeping movement robust. The reported supply of apple... more »

A New Generation of Grape Growers is Going into Business for Themselves

It sounds like Depression-era advice: to save the farm, you gotta start a winery. San Francisco Chronicle... more »

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