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TV show debuting Thursday to feature Alaskan fruit grower

An Alaskan fruit farm will be featured on an eight-part new television series that debuts 10 p.m. Thursday, April 4 on the History channel. The series, called The American Farm, promises “an authentic look at... more »

Michigan Apple Committee announces 2019 research funding

The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) board approved funding for 2019 research projects at their March board meeting. Research is an important part of MAC’s mission. “Members of the MAC Board of Directors select growers to serve... more »

Western Growers president testifies on ag labor shortages

On April 3, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif detailed the critical labor shortages facing American agriculture and laid out the case for agricultural immigration reform before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and... more »

USDA plans to buy $15 million of US tart cherries

Michigan Congressman Jack Bergman recently delivered news to Michigan cherry growers that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to buy $15 million of U.S. tart cherries. This purchase will provide urgent support to tart... more »

California Giant Berry Farms to host chef invitational

California Giant Berry Farms will soon select chef finalists to compete in its annual Chef Invitational held at Tehama Golf Club in Monterey. Recipe submissions to compete in the 2nd annual California Giant Berry Farms... more »

Deadline nears for orchard floor management workshop in Michigan

Michigan State University Extension and the Benzie Manistee Horticultural Society invite you to attend “Looking Below the Canopy: Orchard Floor Management to Minimize Orchard Pests and Optimize Fruit Quality.” This workshop will be held April 10,... more »

Report: Michigan AG asked to review migrant farm worker pay

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is asking Attorney General Dana Nessel to reconsider whether Michigan’s smallest farms can legally pay migrant farm workers less than minimum wage. The news came in a report published by The Michigan... more »

University of Florida offers Stone Fruit Field Day on April 30

Stone fruit is a term used for fruit like peaches, nectarines, and cherries that have a single seed or “stone” in them. All of these fruit normally require a much greater cold period in the... more »


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