Comment period extended for rulemaking to protect workers from heat hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is extending the period for submitting comments on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Heat Injury and Illness ... more »

FDA seeks changes to FSMA to enhance safety of ag water used on produce

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed rule Dec. 2 that aims to enhance the safety of produce. It proposes to require farms to conduct comprehensive assessments that would help them i... more »

Troon Vineyard makes wine with minimalist approach

From the organically grown winegrapes to the sheep that graze in the vineyards after harvest, to winemaking in aged oak barrels and clay amphorae, there’s something different in the mix at Oregon’... more »

2022 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show set

The 2022 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show is scheduled for Jan. 18-19 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan. Registration opens at 8 a.m. on Jan. 18 and the cost for both days ... more »

2021 Arctic apple harvest done, includes first Arctic Fuji crop

Okanagan Specialty Fruits announced Nov. 30 it has completed the harvest of its 2021 Arctic apple crop. Arctic apple varieties, which stay orchard fresh longer, are developed and grown by the company ... more »

Apple exports to India dip 79%; USApple urges tariffs’ removal

Following the start to agricultural trade negotiations last week at the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum in New Delhi, the U.S. Apple Association said Nov. 30 more needs to be done to ensure U.S. apple g... more »

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Troon Vineyard makes wine with minimalist approach

Wafler Farms: family, fruit, nursery

MSU Extension educator relishes new opportunity

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

Blueberry group energized after planning effort, referendum OK

Cyber world calls for diligent IT protection

Mating disruption: Certifications, trials among updates from companies

Protein-based biologicals among trends in IPM

Farm Market column: Worker numbers dependent on market performance

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

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