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Resource hub set for the Michigan food and agriculture workforce

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on Oct. 26 launched a new resource, the Michigan Food, and Agriculture: Strategic Employment Planning hub. This hub is a critical resource providing education and awareness in... more »

Florida farmworkers hotline provides access to assistance

Florida farmworkers statewide who have been furloughed during the off-growing season are facing desperation and even homelessness due to obstacles in the new Department of Economic Opportunity unemployment benefits system. While the department is trying... more »

Apple Variety Field Day Showcase to be held Oct. 27

Penn State Extension will hold a free Variety Field Day Showcase in which attendees can sample a variety of apples and learn about the backgrounds of each one. The field day will be held Wednesday,... more »

New educational sessions added for Organic Grower Summit

Two new educational sessions will explore how technology is enhancing organic crop production and offer a look at the growth of organic fresh produce sales at grocery stores over the past two years as part... more »

Leader of Washington Apple Education Foundation steps down

After leading the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) as its executive director for 20 years, Jennifer Witherbee will step down at the end of March 2022. Witherbee said the... more »

La Niña looms in Pacific as new water year begins

California's water bucket is not even half full as the state enters the 2022 water year, which began Oct. 1. Two years of drought has depleted the state's surface and groundwater supplies, and weather forecasters... more »

Blockchain technology, produce and the digital economy

It's 2021, almost 2022, and the rate of technological innovation in our economy and society continues apace. What emerging tools could give Pennsylvania wholesale growers a competitive advantage and reduce barriers to financial success? Technology... more »

Keeping organic fruit fresh, safe from rot, foodborne pathogens studied

Increasingly popular with consumers, Washington-grown organic apples and pears thrive in the region’s dry, disease-discouraging climate. Off the tree, however, organic fruits are at the mercy of physiological disorders and fungi that can rot and... more »

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Water woes challenge Western ag

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