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MSU seeks state growers’ input on wildlife damage to crops

Agricultural producers face a plethora of wildlife issues on the farm, from biosecurity in animal agriculture to food safety requirements for fresh produce farmers. Many wildlife species have social or economic value and may be... more »

Nassif to be honored for contributions to the fresh produce industry

Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers since 2002, has been named the 2019 Award of Honor recipient for his innovative approach to addressing key issues confronting agriculture and unprecedented influence in shaping the... more »

Former Marine, first generation college student sets sights on wine world

Bernadette Gagnier knows a thing or two about being an outlier. The first-generation college student is the middle child and only daughter in a family of Boy Scouts. Growing up, she was taught two principles... more »

Keynote presenters for third annual Organic Grower Summit announced

A trio of acclaimed leaders from various aspects of the organic community have been confirmed as keynote presenters for the third annual Organic Grower Summit (OGS) this coming December in Monterey, California. Widely recognized for... more »

After fire, Riveridge expands cider production facility

On July 3, 2018, a new cider production facility of Riveridge Produce Marketing in West Michigan burned down. Almost immediately, staff and leadership made plans for a stopgap measure to meet orders for the coming... more »

Arkansas intern researched blackberry plant viruses as Adair Scholar

Ioannis Tzanetakis, professor of plant virology at the University of Arkansas, received help from a student intern this summer with a project on the epidemiology of berry and ornamental viruses. Epidemiology is the study of... more »

Podcast: History, cultivation, production and breeding of strawberries

A new podcast on Gastropod – “Running on Fumes: Strawberry’s Dirty Secret” –addresses the cultivation of strawberries in Europe 300 years ago, to their transport to the U.S., to their major production in California. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

Economist: Hurricane Dorian’s impact on Florida agriculture was minimal

One day after Hurricane Dorian crept past Florida’s Atlantic coast, impacts to the state’s agricultural and natural resources-based industries appear to be minimal, according to an economist with the University of Florida Institute of Food... more »

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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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