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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Washington Apple Commission Names Fryhover President

At its Dec. 4 meeting, the Washington Apple Commission (WAC) chose Todd Fryhover as its new president, effective Jan. 1. He is currently the export op... more »

Cherry Board Sets Final Free and Restricted Percentages

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB), the national marketing order for red tart cherries, has recommended that the “free” and &... more »

Michigan Announces Prices for Processing Apples

The Michigan Processing Apple Growers Marketing Committee announced last Friday it had negotiated minimum processing prices with several Michigan proc... more »

Industry: USDA High in its Apple Crop Estimate

More than 250 growers and marketers gathered in Chicago Aug. 21 and 22 to assess the size and condition of the country's apple crop and to evaluate th... more »

Severn Named Interim President of the Washington Apple Commission

The Washington Apple Commission has named Ken Severn as its interim president to replace Dave Carlson.Citing the need to go in “a different dire... more »

Washington Apple Commission President Placed on Leave

The president of the Washington Apple Commission, Dave Carlson, is going on paid administrative leave as of Sept. 1, by action of the Board of Directo... more »

Cherry Industry Administrative Board Sets ‘Free’ Percentage at 90

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB), which administers the federal marketing order governing red tart cherries, recommended that the free ... more »

Poor Weather Has Cut Size of Most U.S. Fruit Crops

By Dick Lehnert
Managing EditorCrummy spring weather coast to coast has reduced the production for most fruit crops. The word “record&rdq... more »

Growers, Processors Vote to Continue Cherry Marketing Order

USDA announced in May that tart cherry producers and processors in Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin voted to c... more »

‘Buy Local’ Is More Than Just a Marketing Gimmick

If you’re older than 50, you probably remember when “buy local” might have been a slogan you used if you were involved in a boycott ... more »

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