Blueberry industry group’s cardiac health study gets attention

A blueberry industry investment in medical research is paying big dividends in marketing this year. The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) in 2013 invested in a study looking at the health benef... more »

‘Lost,’ antique apples of the West examined for cider potential

Old apples of the American West were a topic of discussion at a new university orchard this spring. Growers recently gathered at the University of Idaho’s Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center (SOAC... more »

Montana State University studies cider apple production

Katrina Mendrey is the orchard program manager with Montana State University’s Western Agricultural Research Center. She recently answered some questions from Fruit Growers News about her work and i... more »

Cutting corners the focus of smart technology ag advancements

In the agriculture world, we’re used to seeing all sorts of food processing innovative technology come to market. Earlier in the value chain, the farmers who grow the food you process are also r... more »

Michigan apple industry investigates organic production

Michigan apple growers are taking a second look at growing organic. Michigan Apple Committee Executive Director Diane Smith said June 25 the group had funded a feasibility study examining the cost ... more »

CSA lists guide operators to meet demand at Coneflower Farm

Preference lists filled out by their customers guide Dennis Zehr and Ellen Davis-Zehr of Coneflower Farm near Princeton, Illinois, to grow and deliver produce that best meets the members’ needs. ... more »

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