Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association, growers detail harm from Mexican trade

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association and a group of Florida growers told U.S. trade officials Aug. 13 that the state’s produce industry is in crisis and called for timely relief from the de... more »

Farmworkers file legal challenge to Michigan’s mandatory COVID-19 testing

Citing racial discrimination, farmworkers filed a complaint Aug.11 in United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, challenging an Aug. 3 Michigan Department of Health and Human S... more »

Early Michigan apple varieties estimated to be ready at end of August

Michigan’s much-anticipated apple crop is right on schedule, and growers are ready to harvest the delicious fruit for consumers to enjoy. “Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, so many events and tradi... more »

USDA: Apple, peach forecast down for 2020

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its latest 2020 fruit crop forecast on Aug. 12. The report showed anticipated crop production decreases in apples and peaches, while i... more »

Major growth trajectory continues for CMI Orchards in Washington state

Furthering its commitment to being a one-stop-shop for retailers looking for premium apples, pears and cherries grown in Washington state, CMI Orchards LLC reports continued expansion for the company.... more »

Washington apple harvest estimated to hold steady at 134M boxes

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association released its forecast for the 2020 Washington state fresh apple crop on Aug. 7. The 2020 forecast is for a crop of 134 million standard 40-pound boxes of... more »

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