Congress approves farm bill full of specialty crop support

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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Kropf to lead Michigan State Horticultural Society

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

Additions made to Washington Apple Commission board

Farm bill’s imminent passage means more for fruit growers

Longtime Michigan Extension agent Mike Thomas dies

Farm bill could pass this week

Western growers watching El Niño

EPA, Army propose new ‘Waters of the US’ definition

Farm bill conference report touted by Stabenow

EXPO the setting for award presentations

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

Arctic apple engineers welcome scrutiny, growers’ help

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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AgHelp streamlines labor recruiting, job availability

Where do specialty crop operations find their next workforce?

And, how does that workforce find them?

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Registration set for NAFDMA’s agritourism event Registration set for NAFDMA’s agritourism event

AgWeatherNet in Washington state to be led by David Brown

Worker training record-keeping under Produce Safety Rule

When produce growers think about implementing food safety on the farm, the ... more

Canadian group salutes signing of NAFTA 2.0

Canadian group salutes signing of NAFTA 2.0

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) welcomes the signing of t... more

Dec. 1 fresh apple inventories at 103.3 million bushels

Dec. 1 fresh apple inventories at 103.3 million bushels

The U.S. Apple Association's December 2018 edition of Market News has been ... more

Owners of Klackle Orchards announce retirement

Changes are coming to a major Greenville, Michigan, agrtourism destinat... more

CFVGA seeks tech pitch proposals for annual conference

CFVGA seeks tech pitch proposals for annual conference

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) seeks creato... more

World apple, pear production drops on China losses

Valley Irrigation adds Mecham, Strickland to leadership team

J. Miles Reiter once again is CEO of Driscoll’s

GFVGA hosts Agricultural Labor Relations Forum

Report: MSU researchers among most highly cited

AgHelp makes final four in Ag Innovation Challenge

Pesticides training program benefiting Georgia growers

Dormant treatment tackles troublesome weeds

Cosmic Crisp launch to be ‘largest in apple history’

Klein Cider Mill takes top honors in EXPO contest


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