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FreshEdge expands with City Produce acquisition

FreshEdge, a family of produce and specialty food companies, has acquired fresh food distributor City Produce, headquartered in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. For many years, City Produce has been serving North Central Florida, the Florida... more »

Appointments made to Michigan Cherry Committee, Tree Fruit Commission

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the following appointments to the Michigan Cherry Committee and Michigan Tree Fruit Commission. Michigan Cherry Committee Dave Hackert, of Ludington, is the vice president of Indian Summer Co-op where... more »

Brighter Bites kicks off new program in Bakersfield, California

Brighter Bites, a national nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands, has launched its ninth location in Bakersfield, California. The nonprofit will partner with Grimmway Farms and CAPK to help improve... more »

Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building now open at CSU

For more than 150 years, the future of agriculture has been cultivated at Colorado State University. With the opening of the Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building, that future now has more space and resources to grow... more »

Washington Wine funds research projects tacking industry challenges

The Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) awarded almost $1 million in research grants designed to improve wine quality by tackling high priority vineyard and winery issues. The organization’s board of directors approved 24 projects totaling... more »

Texas strawberry season average amid up and down weather

Texas strawberry producers have experienced an average season so far despite freezes, drought and temperature variability impacting yields, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. The growing season started in October with planting,... more »

EPA clarification on non-food uses of chlorpyrifos

In the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule, effective Oct. 29, 2021, EPA revoked all tolerances for residues of chlorpyrifos for all food and feed commodities. After the tolerances expired on Feb. 28, 2022,... more »

Orchard tour part of inaugural Florida blackberry-growing conference

Several years ago, growers asked University of Florida scientists to help them produce blackberries as part of an effort to test whether so-called “alternative” crops could grow in the Sunshine State. For alternative crops, think... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

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