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
“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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The U.S. apple industry produced a large crop in 2004 and generated strong apple movement through December. Total apple movement in December was almos... more »
After finding a codling moth larva in a shipment from the United States in mid-December, Taiwan has banned apple shipments from the United States. The... more »
The 2004 apple crop continues to shine in terms of quantity and quality, both of which are having a noticeable impact on the market. While apple holdi... more »
Kenton Kidd, president of the California Apple Commission, has announced his retirement and will officially step down from his role April 1. Kidd has ... more »
The value of Washington's agricultural production for 2003 reached a near record $5.75 billion, 3.1 percent above 2002, according to the USDA Washingt... more »
Two companies, each experts in apple marketing, growing, packing and shipping, are combining their similar backgrounds and separate expertise to promo... more »
The U.S. apple crop is predicted to be up 9 percent over 2003's crop, according to Aug. 1 estimates by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).The c... more »
The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) has named Bryan Bixby, of Berrien Springs, Mich., as chairman and Julia Hersey, of Casnovia, Mich., as vice chairwo... more »
Growers will have the opportunity to insure 2005 crop apples under a new, improved crop insurance policy, but it is important that decisions are made ... more »
The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) met Sept. 10 in Portland, Ore., and set the final free and restricted percentages for red tart cherrie... more »