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Lake County North Coast pear meeting planned in California

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) invites growers and others involved in the North Coast pear industry to attend the 2019 North Coast Pear Research Meeting to be held Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 8... more »

Three Washington tree fruit companies acquired by N.C. firm

Three large Washington tree fruit companies have been acquired by a North Carolina firm. International Farming Corporation (IFC), a North Carolina asset management firm focused on the agricultural sector, said in a released statement Jan.... more »

Chef, consumer activist set for Organic Produce Summit

Award-winning chef and author Dan Barber and organic consumer activist Robyn O’Brien have been confirmed as keynote presenters at the fourth annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS), this coming July in Monterey, California. Barber and O’Brien... more »

Cold inspection facility in Nogales to boost Arizona economy

An Arizona state investment in a cold inspection facility in Nogales is set to broaden fresh fruit and vegetable availability, helping boost employment and economic development. Governor Doug Ducey’s proposed budget includes $700,000 toward the... more »

Natural habitats, bee diversity aids better apple production

A Cornell-led study, published Jan. 18 in the journal Science, shows that apple orchards surrounded by agricultural lands are visited by a less diverse collection of bee species than orchards surrounded by natural habitats. In turn,... more »

Select strawberry varieties show charcoal rot resistance

Charcoal rot is a universal problem for strawberry breeding programs, according to disease resistance trials at the California Polytechnic State University Strawberry Center. Also known as the fungus Macrophomina phaseolina, charcoal rot is a growing... more »

Washington state farmland market stable, realtor says

Washington state land prices appear stable, according to a broker report from Farmers National Company. Northwest growers continue to implement major reconfigurations of orchards in an attempt to get higher production from the same acres.... more »

Wunsch Farms CEO accepted into political leadership program

Isaiah Wunsch, CEO of Wunsch Farms near Traverse City, has been named to Michigan State University’s Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP). Wunsch Farms is a sixth-generation cherry and apple farm, according to localdifference.org. The 24... more »


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