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2020 Michigan Grape Kickoff Webinar scheduled for April 23

The 2020 kickoff to grape season in Michigan is represented with the 2020 Grape Kickoff meeting. The 2020 Grape Kickoff meeting will be held online via Zoom on Thursday, April 23, 2020, from 1-4 p.m. Michigan State University Extension experts will... more »

Frost grips grapes in southern Ohio; prospects for year remain good

Southern Ohio vineyards took a hit last week when frost killed off early emerging buds, and northern Ohio grape growers are bracing for the potential in their area as well. “Some grape varieties like Chardonnay... more »

California pear growers set to begin harvest in early July

As the nation’s food industry is working hard to keep food on our tables, California pear growers are preparing to harvest a crop of fresh pears in early July. “California pear harvest appears to be... more »

Michigan pesticide applicators receive temporary emergency license extension

Pesticide applicators in Michigan are required to be licensed to apply restricted use pesticides (RUPs) on their own properties or commercially on others’ property. Licenses are categorized as either private applicators, for those growing agricultural... more »

Freeze damage to peach crop seen in south central Pennsylvania

Weather stations at the Fruit Research and Extension Center in Adams County, Pennsylvania, showed that there was a strong temperature inversion about 5 a.m. with calm winds. The temperature at 837 feet elevation above sea... more »

Florida: $522M in COVID-19 crop losses and importance of agriculture aid

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released on April 20 the Florida Seasonal Crop COVID-19 Impact Assessment, a new report providing data on crop losses facing... more »

US agriculture groups urge federal government to address water concerns

A coalition of 150 organizations representing water and agricultural interests in the western U.S. urged Congress and President Trump on April 20 to address aging Western water infrastructure as further measures are considered to help... more »

PPE in short supply for farm workers during the COVID-19 crisis

While most Californians are staying home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, California farmers, farmworkers and other agricultural professionals are out in the fields and packing houses working to produce food. [caption id=""... more »

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