Penn State Extension offers commercial tree fruit schools

Tree fruit growers will have an opportunity to learn from Penn State Extension educators and specialists during three “Commercial Tree Fruit Schools.” Penn State Extension invites fruit producers and industry associates to attend one of three regional tree... more »

Ground-harvested fruit, with care, OK for cider use

The global cider market size was estimated at $4.33 billion in 2018, and is anticipated to register an annual growth rate of 3.1% through 2025. Fruit growers remain intrigued by the prospect of expanded outlets... more »

Okanagan Specialty Fruits launches new foodservice web portal

Summerland, British Columbia, Canada-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), the pioneering agricultural company behind the development and commercialization of the nonbrowning Arctic apple released their new foodservice web portal ton Feb. 18. The newly launched web portal... more »

Semios gets $75M in funding to expand large IoT network in agriculture

Semios, a precision farming platform for permanent crops, has raised $75 million U.S. in private equity funding to advance the development of its data-driven crop management solution. The financing was led by Morningside Group, a... more »

Michigan well-represented at CiderCon 2020 in California

CiderCon 2020 hit the streets of Oakland, California, in late January. The country’s annual cider (hard cider) conference hosted more than 1,200 cider makers, suppliers, distributors, juice companies and equipment manufacturers to celebrate and learn... more »

US fresh fresh apple holdings on Feb. 1 reported 12% higher than last year

The U.S. Apple Association released its February 2020 edition of Market News.  This is the fourth report on the 2019 apple crop. According to the survey prepared by Mark Seetin, USApple's director of regulatory and... more »

International Fruit Tree Association holds week of learning, recognition

The  International Fruit Tree Association’s 63rd Annual Conference and Tours, titled "Precision 2020," was held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Feb. 9-12. The event that attracted tree fruit growers and industry representatives from several growing regions... more »

Proposed Washington Apples Specialty License Plate moves forward in the Senate

On Feb. 11, the Washington state Senate moved the proposed Washington Apples Specialty License Plate (SB6032) one step closer to fruition.  The bill has now been approved by the Senate Transportation Committee and the Senate... more »

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