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Robson takes helm of Michigan Farm Bureau Crop Insurance Services

Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan (FBI) has named Kevin Robson as the company’s new crop insurance department manager to oversee recruitment and training of the department’s crop insurance specialists and agent sales force, as well... more »

Students study growers’ attitudes toward cultural, marketing practices

Two University of Georgia (UGA) graduate students have received grant money to pursue research into producers’ attitudes towards sustainable agriculture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program provides graduate... more »

MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics gets a new website

Michigan State University (MSU) Diagnostic Services has recently changed to MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics. Our diagnostic facility was established in 1999 through Project GREEEN and since then we have served homeowners, growers, nursery and landscape... more »

Stone fruit companies Gerawan, Wawona merge

Gerawan Farming and Wawona Packing announced Sept. 25 they have completed a merger. Paine Schwartz, an existing investor in Wawona and a global leader in sustainable food chain investing, is partnering with both companies to... more »

Gillibrand: USDA should investigate why prices paid to farmers fall short

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., called Sept. 24 on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate if fruit and vegetable farmers in New York and across the country are receiving fair prices for their produce.... more »

AgWeatherNet expands presence in northwest Washington

AgWeatherNet, a Washington State University program that provides access to current and historical weather data, has placed a meteorologist at the WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center (REC) for the first time. Jon Contezac,... more »

Alpine Fresh brings new look to its brand, logo

Alpine Fresh , a grower, packer and shipper of fresh fruits and vegetables based in Miami, Florida, has launched its new brand and redesigned logo. This new logo has been incorporated into Alpine Fresh's product... more »

Results in from Turkey cherries antidumping investigation

On Sept. 23, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of dried tart cherries from Turkey, finding that exporters sold... more »

Current Issue

Sustainability takes many forms

Boyer Orchards goes from side business to award winner in three generations

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Growers quickly see benefits of drip irrigation

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Errotabere Ranches leads on Western challenges

New Minnesota apple triumps over scab disease

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