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Illinois Specialty Crop Conference set for Jan. 8-10 in Springfield

Have you registered for the Illinois Specialty Crop Conference on Jan. 8-10? Don’t miss your chance to attend this one of a kind event that will bring local farmers, organizations, and businesses together to network... more »

The Cosmic Crisp, Washington’s own long-awaited apple, lands in stores

Cosmic Crisps have landed. Hailed as the first apple to be developed in the state of Washington and backed by a massive marketing rollout, the new apples are arriving in grocery stores, ready for lunchboxes... more »

California ag department awards over $1.1M for proactive IPM solutions program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded a total of $1,110,283 funding for three projects to be administered through the Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis (OPCA) Proactive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Solutions... more »

Washington state apples’ license plate proposed

The Washington Apple Commission is proposing a new Washington specialty license plate to celebrate Washington apples, the state’s leading agricultural commodity and support the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF). The revenue generated from sales of... more »

USDA awards $392,791 to support expansion of Michigan farmers’ markets

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced Dec. 10 new federal support to help expand Michigan farmers' markets all across the state. This investment... more »

Stemilt awarded Progressive Grocer’s 2019 Category Advisor

Wenatchee, Washington-based Stemilt Growers was awarded Progressive Grocer’s 2019 Category Advisor for its ready-to-eat ripened pear program, RipeRite, and Operation Flavor initiative. Progressive Grocer’s category awards are presented to shopper-centric companies who utilize data analysis... more »

Blueberry operation invests in marijuana dispensary

The owners of a west Michigan blueberry farm are investing in a marijuana business as they battle back against a turbulent fruit industry. According to a report by WOOD-TV 8 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the... more »

NYS growers to gain Cornell expertise at Empire State Producers Expo

New York state fruit and vegetable growers will have access to expert educational resources spanning many different agricultural topics at the upcoming Empire State Producers Expo from Jan. 14-16. The event will feature educational sessions... more »


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