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Latest reports show strong produce sales

Weekly dollar sales and per store volume of fresh produce grew in the fourth quarter of 2010, when compared with the same period in 2009. The average price of produce at supermarkets in Q4 2010... more »

Pennsylvania apple growers take on stink bugs

The Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Board announced that it is taking an aggressive stand against the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) by funding a critical early field research program. The Board approved $50,000 to fund a... more »

Moffitt appointed World Apple and Pear Association president

Kevin Moffitt, president and CEO of Pear Bureau Northwest, has been named president of the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA). Moffitt has been actively involved with WAPA since its inception, most recently serving a... more »

Judge orders mediation for SweeTango dispute

The two parties in the SweeTango legal dispute have been ordered to mediate their differences.On Feb. 4, Judge Lloyd Zimmerman of Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District dismissed most of the claims filed against Pepin Heights Orchard... more »

February apple holdings down 2 percent from 2010

U.S. fresh-market apple holdings of 65.9 million bushels on Feb. 1, reflect a 2 percent decrease compared to February 2010 holdings of 67.5 million bushels, and were 1 percent more than the five-year average of... more »

Judge orders mediation in SweeTango apple lawsuit

A judge ordered the University of Minnesota and apple growers fighting for the right to grow a new apple developed at the university into mediation on Friday. The Kansas City Star.Read more of the story... more »

Michigan confirms stink bug

The Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed the presence of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys (Stål), in Michigan. The identity of two specimens – one from Berrien County and the other from Eaton... more »

Light brown apple moth detected in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) confirmed a single detection of Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM), marking the first time the insect pest has been found in the state. However, ODA emphasized there is no... more »


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