Apples

Michigan State Horticultural Society lauds Thome, Shane

The Michigan State Horticultural Society has chosen a fifth-generation apple grower and a Michigan State University (MSU) senior Extension tree fruit specialist for its annual award recipients. Steve Thome, who operates Thome Orchards near Comstock... more »

Peterson Farms expands logistics through trucking company purchase

Enlarging its distribution capabilities, the owners of Peterson Farms have purchased JVC Enterprises Inc. The Byron Center, Michigan-based JVC is a trucking company that specializes in temperature-controlled and dry transportation. "The addition of JVC Enterprise,... more »

Southeastern Farmers of the Year give to communities

The 10 growers honored in the 2022 Swisher/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program represented their respective states and took the opportunity provided by Syngenta to donate to organizations that mean a lot to... more »

Engelsma family claims 7th cider contest win

Engelsma‚Äôs Apple Barn of Walker, Michigan, won first place at the 24th annual Michigan Apple Cider Contest, marking their seventh first place win in the contest. The competition was on Dec. 7 at DeVos Convention... more »

Ag labor reform pushed by industry groups

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA), USApple and Western Growers are supporting two U.S. lawmakers who want to reform ag labor. At a Dec. 15 media conference, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Rep. Dan Newhouse... more »

U.S. apple holdings decline 7%

Fresh and processing apple inventories are reported lower this year from the previous December, according to a Dec. 1 report from the U.S. Apple Association. The total number of apples in storage on was 134.2... more »

Distinguished: Michigan apple grower, Extension specialist lauded

The Michigan State Horticultural Society has chosen a fifth-generation apple grower and a Michigan State University (MSU) senior Extension tree fruit specialist for its annual award recipients. Steve Thome, who operates Thome Orchards near Comstock... more »

Wolverine State warns about spotted lanternfly movement

Michigan authorities are reminding shippers that transport plants or plant parts to California to be aware California may require a certificate of spotted lanternfly quarantine compliance. The destructive spotted lanternfly has... more »

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