Northeast

Pennsylvania encourages farmers’ markets to get free equipment for SNAP

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller recently highlighted an opportunity for farmers' markets to address food security in their local communities and expand their consumer base by taking advantage of... more »

Virtual spring orchard meetings scheduled by Penn State Extension

The annual spring orchard meetings sponsored by Penn State Extension will once again be held virtually via Zoom this year due to the continued in-person meeting restrictions set in place by Governor Wolf and Penn... more »

Pennsylvania orchard flower development springing into high gear

There have been reports of green-tip on Gala apples across Pennsylvania, even up in Erie and Lackawanna counties. If you use the Cornell thinning model or plan to, you need to record the green-tip stage of... more »

No in-person New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference in December 2021

The New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference Planning Committee has made the difficult decision not to hold an in-person New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference in December 2021 as originally planned, due to the ongoing... more »

April 21 application deadline set for New York regenerative ag learning program

Cornell students will have an opportunity for hands-on learning about ecological approaches to agricultural systems through the new Lund Fellows Program for Regenerative Agriculture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Available to undergraduates... more »

RIT faculty using smartphones, AI to help assess crop roots

A Rochester Institute of Technology faculty member is creating new artificial intelligence systems that could empower agricultural researchers, breeders, nurseries and other users to analyze the roots of their crops with the power of their... more »

Safety and health needs of farmers focus of Penn State survey

Penn State Extension has developed an online survey to gather input from farm owners and workers on their educational needs regarding safety and health on their farms. The survey, which will be online through April 30, asks farm managers, operators, staff and those... more »

Shippers to retailers: ‘Consumers want more SweetTango’

Poised to begin the second half of their marketing season, SweeTango apple growers across North America are advising their best retailers to stock up to meet continued strong demand from the variety’s passionate consumer fans.... more »

Current Issue

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

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National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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