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What has this harsh winter done to Michigan’s fruit crop?

The harsh winter has not only been tough on us, it will also have an impact on Michigan's fruit crop.A fruit tree, grape vine, or small fruit bush is hardy down to a certain temperature.... more »

Michigan tree fruit growers approve research program

Michigan’s tree fruit producers have approved a referendum to establish the Michigan Tree Fruit Research & Development Program, according to Jamie Clover Adams, director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). Clover... more »

USApple launching new logo identity

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) will officially launch its new brand identity during its bi-annual board meeting March 22 in Washington, D.C.The new identity – which USApple’s Education Committee recently selected and the Executive Committee... more »

IFTA hands out awards at annual conference

British Columbia orchardist David Geen was named Outstanding Grower of the Year by the International Fruit Tree Association at its annual conference Feb. 24 in Kelowna, British Columbia.Geen owns Coral Beach Farms, near Kelowna, B.C.,... more »

Farm bill promising for fruit, vegetables

An analysis by specialty crop advocates indicates the 2014 Farm Bill contains programs that constitute a 55 percent increase in the government’s investment in the produce industry’s competitiveness and the nutritional well-being of Americans through... more »

MACMA does more than negotiate processing prices

Michigan Processing Apple Growers, also known as the Apple Division of the Michigan Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Association (MACMA), has been helping the state’s apple industry for more than five decades. Its role has expanded in... more »

Cider producer receives first-ever felony conviction under Michigan food law

After nearly two years of investigation and legal action, James Ruster, owner of Mitchell Hill Farm in Ellsworth, Mich., was sentenced on Feb. 18 for one felony violation of Michigan’s Food Law, the first-ever felony... more »

Michigan tree fruit growers voting on research commission

A referendum to determine whether to establish a Michigan Tree Fruit Research & Development Program will be conducted from Feb. 17 through Feb. 28 by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD). The... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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