Northeast

Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center to stay under Harper’s leadership

Jayson Harper, who had been interim director of the Fruit Research and Extension Center in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences since March 1, has been named to the post on a standing basis. As... more »

2019 Virginia Farm to Table Conference to be held Dec. 5-6

If you’re interested in local and regional food and agriculture and want to be inspired to implement values that enhance your business, organization, and community, plan to attend the 2019 Virginia Farm to Table Conference... more »

Timothy Weiser, active Pennsylvania grower, dies at age 69

Timothy Lee Weiser, age 69, of York Springs, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at his home. He was born Aug. 14, 1950, in Carlisle, the son of the late M. Everett and Olive L. (Starry)... more »

Engineering shop coming to Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center

A new agricultural engineering shop at Penn State's Fruit Research and Extension Center will, when completed, enhance research capabilities that ultimately will benefit growers, according to the center's director and one researcher who will use... more »

Veganic fruit grower featured in Fridays on the Farm

Vermont's Arbor Farmstead was recently featured in the USDA's weekly Fridays on the Farm series. Arbor Farmstead growers Alisha Utter and Kyle Bowley grow strawberries, cane berries, other annual fruit crops and winter greens in... more »

Maine’s ‘own Apple Whisperer’ honored

Northeast grower John Bunker was recently hailed as Maine’s own “Apple Whisperer” for his work preserving old apple cultivars. Maine Governor Janet Mills and Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Amanda Beal honored Bunker... more »

Fresh produce earns ‘halo effect’ under new GMO-labeling laws

Consumers were more willing to buy unlabeled produce after being shown food tagged as “genetically modified” in a new Cornell study that comes two months before a new federal food-labeling law goes into effect. The... more »

Study: Mobile produce, farmers’ markets boost healthy eating

Smaller purveyors of produce such as mobile and farmers' markets are the cream of the crop when it comes to increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in low-income communities. Opening new supermarkets, however, has not been... more »


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