Northern growers find sideline crops in hardy specialty fruit selections

These alternative crops vary somewhat, but they do have a few elements in common:

They’re hardy. They’re different. They can be sold as superfruit.

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For growers using H-2A labor, housing tops difficulties

Growers using the H-2A visa program for seasonal labor say it’s working, but among the program’s most difficult rules are its housing requirements. At a panel discussion at the Northw... more

USApple awards $5K grant for mobile kitchen classroom

USDA pauses plans for new organic marketing board

Secretary Perdue names FSA administrator

USDA: Farmers face unrivaled income volatility

Growers and fertilization subject of CDFA, UC Davis study

Packaging company Sonoco hooks up with Harvest Croo Robotics

App helps identify invasive stink bug before it hurts crops

Growers tap fresh market for sweet cherries

Some growers are looking for a late-season market window.

“It’s hard to put a number on the potential market for dark, fresh, sweet cherries.”

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15 percent of cranberry crop restricted; 25 percent proposed for 2018

Cranberry handlers in most states will have to move 15 percent of the 2017 crop away from U.S. consumers due to a rule finalized by the USDA in April, and the Department of Agriculture has also posted a proposed rule restricting the amount of crop that large growers could deliver after their next harvest.

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Great season, technology has winegrapes grower beaming

“This was by far the best year we’ve ever had.”

Bipartisan bill introduced to support farmer veterans

Report: Impacts of climate change in California significant

Working lands plan subject of California public meeting

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the California Na... more

New York Apple Association: Trees blooming statewide

New York Apple Association: Trees blooming statewide

Here’s a sure sign of the spring season: The more than 11 million apple ... more

Processor, juice maker among those getting MDARD grants

Processor, juice maker among those getting MDARD grants

During its regularly scheduled meeting today, the Michigan Commission of Ag... more

Finalists named for United Fresh 2018 Innovation Awards

Finalists named for United Fresh 2018 Innovation Awards

United Fresh this week announces 36 new products as finalists for the Unite... more

‘Infectious interest’ helps earn UF/IFAS professor top honor

University of Florida environmental horticulture professor Sandra Wilson lo... more

North American Strawberry Symposium, NASGA event set

Jewell featured at 2018 Reception Honoring Women in Produce

Genes targeting insects being advanced to plant validation

Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance visiting Capitol Hill

Michigan apple growers continue advertising program

First quarter organic fresh produce sales start strong in 2018

American Agri-Women to meet June 3-7 in Washington, D.C.

Warm weather, rain start Michigan fruit crops

Rainier Fruit took 100,000 apples to the Boston Marathon

Reversing dip in customer participation, farmers’ market sales


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