Michigan agriculture sees Korson, Byrum moving into retirement

Michigan agriculture is losing two of its biggest stalwarts and significant Michigan State University (MSU) partners this year to retirement. Phil Korson, president of the Cherry Marketing Inst... more »

California’s 2019 grape crush down 9%

California crushed about 9% fewer winegrapes than the previous years, according to a preliminary report released by the California field office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Associa... more »

California agricultural employers, workers approach smoke concerns differently

In 2018, California wildfires burned more than 1.8 million acres and caused smoke to drift hundreds of miles. As the frequency and intensity of wildfires increases with climate change, California agri... more »

UGA climate expert shares production strategies for spring weather

Georgia weather is predictably unpredictable, bitter cold one week and balmy the next. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts urge Georgia growers to pay close attention to the weather ov... more »

China halves trade tariffs involving US fruit products

China is cutting in half tariffs on U.S. fruit and other goods imposed in September and December last year, but leaving in place larger tariffs imposed in 2018. The Feb. 6 move by China is consider... more »

TS Biotechnology Holdings acquires Okanagan Specialty Fruits

Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (OSF) announced Feb. 3 the acquisition of OSF by TS Biotechnology Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Third Security, LLC. OSF is the pioneering agricultural company behind t... more »

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