Washington farm, orchard laborers stuck at border

Central Washington orchards, which have battled smoke and flames from July’s wildfires, may have a new problem to contend with in August as apple harvest starts.Legal workers from Mexico who are needed to pick apples... more »

Obituary: Tom Butler, former apple division manager

Tom Butler, long-time manager of Michigan Processing Apple Growers, passed away July 25. He was 74.Butler began his career with the Michigan Processing Apple Growers Division of the Michigan Agricultural Commodities Marketing Association in 1973,... more »

USApple names Kurrle senior vice president

Diane Kurrle, the U.S. Apple Association’s (USApple) vice president, public affairs, has been named senior vice president, according to Jim Bair, USApple’s president and CEO.Kurrle is being recognized for more than 10 years of tireless... more »

Northwest Michigan tries hand at apples

Long a hot spot for cherries, northwest Michigan fruit growers are hoping to make inroads into high-density apple production. The research necessary to identify proper rootstock, irrigation and fertilization requirements in the region continues to... more »

Apple grower stays in the game with H-2A program

Using H-2A labor in the production and harvesting process is a challenge many farms don’t want to tackle due to the burdensome oversight and paperwork they say is required to make the system operate efficiently... more »

Minnesota farm focuses on local sales

Operating a diversified fruit and vegetable farm within view of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, has put Sekapp Orchard in prime position to draw retail followers from across the region. The farm is currently operated by Terrence... more »

Cranberry industry buoyed by dried fruit market

As U.S. cranberry growers and producers struggle with low prices and a saturated market for their products, a promising new venue for distribution is appearing at the nation’s schools. In collaboration with USDA’s Agricultural Marketing... more »

Non-citrus fruit production, value up in 2013

In 2013, utilized production of the leading U.S. non-citrus fruit crops totaled 19.2 million tons, up 9 percent from 2012. The value of 2013’s utilized production totaled $16.1 billion, up 4 percent from 2012, according... more »

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