A U.S. House of Representatives vote late Dec. 12 sent to President Donald Trump's desk a farm bill full of support for specialty crop growers.
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 passed the House with an overwhelming majority of 369-47. The previous day, it passed the Senate 87-13 – the largest Senate majority vote in the history of the farm bill.
[caption id="attachment_16052" align="alignright" width="300"] Senators Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan. and Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, conduct a farm bill field hearing in May in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Roberts is chairman of the Senate Committe... more
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The Michigan State Horticultural Society’s (MSHS) next president is an advocate for research and early adoption of new growing practices.
Fourth-generation apple grower Chris Kropf will s... more
Awards and scholarships were handed out Dec. 5 at the 18th Annual Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO Banquet held at the Amway Grand Ho... more
Even as Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) moves ahead with ambitious plans to grow its operations it’s doing so with a dedication to transparency and opening its doors to growers.
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Where do specialty crop operations find their next workforce?
And, how does that workforce find them?
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When produce growers think about implementing food safety on the farm, the ... more
The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) welcomes the signing of t... more
The U.S. Apple Association's December 2018 edition of Market News has been ... more
Changes are coming to a major Greenville, Michigan, agrtourism destinat... more
The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) seeks creato... more