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Dual driven vineyard

Twins Randall and Brad Lange are fourth-generation growers and namesake of LangeTwins, a large vineyard operation in four counties based near Lodi that was recently honored by growers across Californi... more

California winegrape growers soaked with concerns

The current season is bringing mixed results for California winegrape growers, who had an unexpectedly wet winter. The harvest is shaping up to show average yie... more

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Cider apple production faces extensive screening process

The questions about what apples are best to grow for hard cider continue, but Michigan State University (MSU) researchers are screening varieties to t... more »

European apple crop estimate down 21 percent

According to the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA), 2017 European apple crop is estimated to be 21 percent below the 2016 crop and 23 percent be... more »

Institute forms European Blueberry Breeding Consortium

A Blueberry Breeding Consortium including members from three European countries held its inaugural meeting at the James Hutton Institute in Du... more »

Wild blueberry growers in Maine face smaller crop

Like so many of Maine’s seasonal industries, the wild blueberry business flourishes or flounders with the weather. And this year, Prof. David E. Yar... more »

Vertrees promoted to new position at Naturipe Farms

Naturipe Farms  has promoted  Brian Vertrees to Director of Business Development-West. In this new role, Vertrees will focus on providing additional... more »

Winegrapes hike Sonoma County ag value to record in 2016

Winegrapes helped boost the value of agricultural products from Sonoma County, California, last year jumping 17.2 percent to $898.1 million, setting a... more »

Washington apple harvest predicted to be 130.9 million boxes

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) released its forecast for the 2017 Washington state fresh apple crop Aug. 7. The 2017 forecast is... more »

Michigan apple group negotiates processing prices

The Michigan Processing Apple Growers Marketing Committee has negotiated the following minimum processing apple prices (for apples 2.5 inches and abov... more »

Penn State students tackle apple harvest assist unit

In a small workshop, just north of the Ag Arena on Penn State’s University Park campus, Quinn Holland, a biological engineering major with the agric... more »

APHIS seeks comments on apple Malus cuttings’ proposal

The Pacific Northwest fruit tree industry has asked USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to remove dormant live apple (Malus sp... more »


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