Apples

Cooperative approach could overcome H-2A challenges

To combat recent labor shortages, agriculture groups in Michigan are developing what might be a singular solution: a cooperative H-2A program.“I’m not aware of similar programs,” said Sarah Pion, Michigan Farm Bureau’s (MFB) regional representative... more »

Northwest pear estimate down from 2013 record

This year’s Northwest pear crop won’t be a record-breaker like last year’s, but growers were expecting quality fruit. That was the assessment in early June, when Pear Bureau Northwest (PBN) projected a fresh-market crop of... more »

Researcher aims to preserve apple aroma in storage

With a bumper crop of apples in 2013 – coming off one of the worst growing seasons in more than 50 years in 2012 – Michigan producers were concerned about storing the crop in a... more »

Guesstimate confirms fruit crops survived winter’s hit

The brutal polar vortex that struck much of the country this past winter, including the Midwest, caused enough damage to curb hopes for a second consecutive bumper crop in most areas, but overall predictions were... more »

Northwest pear estimate down from last year’s record

This year’s Northwest pear crop won’t be a record-breaker like last year’s, but growers were expecting quality fruit.That was the assessment in early June, when Pear Bureau Northwest (PBN) projected a fresh-market crop of 18.7... more »

Appointments made to Michigan Tree Fruit Commission

Gov. Rick Snyder has announced nine appointments to the newly created Michigan Tree Fruit Commission.The nine-member commission was established by growers in 2014 to improve the economic position and competitiveness of the Michigan tree fruit... more »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate set for June 25

The 59th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate is scheduled for June 25 at the Hilton Grand Rapids Airport Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.The Guesstimate will start at 2:30 p.m. and a reception will follow at 5... more »

WA 38 apple finally gets a brand name: Cosmic Crisp

The newest Washington State University (WSU) apple, designated WA 38, is one step closer to hitting supermarkets with the announcement of its brand name: Cosmic Crisp.The name was chosen after an extensive process led by... more »

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