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Crunch Time does more than pedal apples with its ‘Win a Schwinn’ promotion

Crunch Time Apple Growers and Schwinn bicycles joined forces for the third straight year to create a consumer promotion designed to boost awareness of Crunch Time's SnapDragon® apple variety – the extra-juicy, sweet-tasting consumer favorite... more »

Face masks can help reduce spread of COVID-19, agriculture included

The CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission of COVID-19. For agriculture this would include retail outlets,... more »

Virginia Tech experts: Food supply chain is strong, resilient despite COVID-19

The food supply chain will be able to withstand the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to feed Americans across the country, two Virginia Tech experts said. The demand for the U.S. food supply chain will shift... more »

Need for documentation clarified for essential ag in Pennsylvania

Reports have been circulating online – originating primarily in surrounding states, suggestive of potential conflicts between law enforcement officers and farm workers during these times of restricted travel. Thus far, situations like this have not... more »

Some tips on continuing produce sales with COVID-19

Demand for fresh local produce and other farm products is on the increase. Currently, for growers that sell directly to the public, COVID-19 presents some challenges to meet that demand. Farmers' markets in Delaware are... more »

Shark Tank appearance pays off for Vermont farmer Katey Evans

Delaware farmer Katey Evans landed a sweet deal on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” Evans pitched a full line of super premium ice cream, dairy-free, gluten-free, and fat-free... more »

Coronavirus best management practices for horticultural crop producers

As a horticultural crop producer, you are approaching your busiest time of year and the COVID-19 outbreak may impact your ability to source inputs, engage workers and/or operate your business in a normal fashion. While... more »

Interim guidelines released for operation of farmers’ markets in New York state

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets on March 31 released the following Interim Guidelines for the Operation of Farmers' Markets. This guidance is provided for farmers’ market operators and vendors in response... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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