Blueberries

League changes name to California Fresh Fruit Association

The California Grape & Tree Fruit League has officially changed its name to the California Fresh Fruit Association – an identity its members believe better defines the broad types of commodities it represents, according to... more »

Michigan woman among those saluted as ‘Champions’

The White House and USDA honored 15 new and beginning ranchers and farmers as “Champions of Change” during The Future of Agriculture two-day event this week. The events celebrated agriculture leaders from across the country... 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 »

Naturipe builds processing facility in Southeast

The Blueberry People held a grand-opening ceremony for its new Fresh and Value-Added Blueberry facility on July 16 in Alma, Georgia.There were over 250 in attendance between grower-members, business and community leaders, and local and... more »

Water proposal could burden farms

Farmers have until Oct. 20 to tell EPA how they feel about its proposal to expand the “Waters of the United States” regulation under the Clean Water Act. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of... 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 »

Strawberries turn into long-term endeavor

When Karma and Jim Lee started growing strawberries 17 years ago, they planted just the Chandler variety. Camarosa started getting more popular, however, so they planted that variety for their pre-pick customers. But u-pick customers... more »

Buyers cautioned in wake of BEI woes

BEI International, a South Haven, Michigan, agriculture equipment supplier that went defunct in April, left several farmers throughout the country without their promised harvesting equipment and parts – and little chance of recouping their thousands... more »


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