Take hold of managing liability on agritourism farms

Agritainment operators need to do everything they can to minimize farm safety risks, manage liability, mitigate financial risk through enterprise budgeting and improve marketing strategies. Brian J... more

Teenagers line up to work at century-old farm

Adapting to change has been part of Krupp Farms’ growth and improvement over the past 100 years. This year marks not only the Comstock Park, Michigan, farm’... more

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New York releases 2017 apple crop forecast, promotions

New York really is the Big Apple and the state’s apple growers are now demonstrating why, as pickers statewide begin harvesting a forecasted 28.0 mi... more »

Riveridge Cider begins production in Grant, Michigan

Riveridge has expanded with the opening of Riveridge Cider Co., a 17,400-square-foot facility cold pressing and bottling blended fresh apple cider as ... more »

Cornell conference focuses on agritourism

Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University are offering a hands-on worksh... more »

Coalition addresses impact of NAFTA on produce sector

Several U.S. and Canadian fruit and vegetable companies — including Driscoll’s, Taylor Farms, Mission Produce and Wonderful Citrus introduced on A... more »

Michigan farmers’ markets to benefit from state action

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) and farmers' markets across Michigan that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SN... more »

Texas farmers’ market regulations outlined

While the popularity of farmers' markets has grown, there is still a lot of misunderstanding about what certain terms mean and what is allowed to be s... 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 »

Perdue signs National Farmers Market Week proclamation

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has proclaimed Aug. 6-13 to be National Farmers Market Week. This is the 18th year USDA has support... more »

Florida farmers receive help understanding local market

When it comes to defining local food, things are hardly black and white. Instead, consumers perceive degrees of localness rather than firm local and n... more »

Hard cider apples in 12 states: Industry survey findings

A growing hard apple cider industry in the U.S. has the potential to contribute to local, sustainable food systems. In order to better understand th... more »

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