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Joseph Rivet selected as Michigan ag department’s new deputy director

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell announced the selection of Joseph Rivet as the department’s deputy director, effective Monday, Feb. 22. “Joseph has a clear passion for public service with over... more »

New leader to expand WSU’s decision system for fruit, potato growers

For more than a decade, entomologist David Crowder has helped Pacific Northwest farmers sustainably defend against insect pests and invaders. This winter, Crowder expanded his role as interim director of Washington State University’s Decision Aid System... more »

Potential apple maggot quarantine for Okanogan County meeting topic

In 2020, Washington State Department of Agriculture placed a total of 281 adult fly traps on host trees in the pest-free area of Okanogan County. We documented 69 positive sites that captured 471 adult apple... more »

Driscoll’s technology solution measures berry sweetness

Watsonville, California-based Driscoll's, a consumer brand in fresh berries,  announced Feb. 17 a partnership with the Israel-based, technology solutions company Consumer Physics to leverage its SCiO technology to innovate Driscoll's quality measurement process. The Near... more »

Purdue Extension updates guides for fruit and vegetable growers

Several updated resources from Purdue Extension will help fruit and vegetable growers stay on top of the latest crop management strategies and research. The  Purdue Extension  2021 Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers (ID-56)... more »

Michigan ag workers gain March 1 access to COVID-19 vaccine

The Michigan Department of Health of Human Services announced Feb. 15 a new program to enhance the state’s equity strategy to reach more Michiganders with the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. As part of the... more »

Food safety guide outlines laws, best practices for California urban farmers

Californians growing food in cities now have help understanding the food safety laws that apply to them. A free publication containing California-specific information on rules and regulations for urban farmers was recently published by the... more »

Wish Farms expands operation to Oxnard, California

Plant City, Florida-based international grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, has announced that it has established a growing operation in Oxnard, California. A Wish Farms... more »

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FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

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