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New bacteria ID will help apple juice producers avoid spoilage

Apple juice lovers won’t be left with a bad taste, thanks to a new study that identifies three new bacteria species, one of which fouls up the flavor. The three new species – Alicyclobacillus mali,... more »

WineVit 2022 to be held in-person Feb. 7-10, Washington Winegrowers announces

The Washington Winegrowers Association plans to hold WineVit 2022 in-person Feb. 7–10 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Washington. Formerly known as the Winegrowers Convention & Trade Show, WineVit is an annual opportunity... more »

Bernadine Strik honored with Duke Galletta Award from NABC 

Bernadine Strik, a veteran professor of horticulture and a berry crop specialist and researcher at Oregon State University, was honored with the Duke Galletta Award for Excellence in Horticultural Research by the North American Blueberry... more »

Michigan grower takes helm of USApple board

Chris Alpers is a fruit grower who is comfortable in the middle of an apple or cherry orchard, as well as in a boardroom. The U.S. Apple Association recently named Alpers as the new chair... more »

West Central Michigan Research and Extension Center to host field day

Michigan State University and the new West Central Michigan Research and Extension Center will host an AgBioResearch and MSU Extension Field Day from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 19. The field day will allow the West Central Michigan Research and Extension Center... more »

New marketing agreement for SnapDragon and RubyFrost apples

Crunch Time Apple Growers, the collective of growers responsible for SnapDragon and RubyFrost apples, has granted two Michigan-based apple packaging, shipping and marketing facilities – Applewood Fresh Growers LLC and Riveridge Produce Marketing,Inc. – license to market both... more »

Colorado grant program to fund projects building on Colorado Proud brand 

Applications are now open to Colorado farmers, ranchers, and food businesses looking to show they’re Colorado Proud. The Colorado Proud Marketing and Technical Assistance grant program will award competitive grants to Colorado food and agricultural... more »

California budget adds funds for ‘climate smart’ farming

Drought and climate loom large in the latest state budget, with programs aimed at helping farmers and ranchers with funding boosts. A $15 billion climate response program includes $1.1 billion to support "Climate Smart Agriculture"... more »

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Michigan grower takes helm of USApple board

Water woes challenge Western ag

A sentimental look at the impact of Larry Gut

Meet the Fruit & Vegetable 40 Under Forty Class of 2021

Climatology, tree and small fruits Great Lakes EXPO topics

BioConsortia bids to make a mark on industry

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