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Cornell/USDA rootstock program reimagines how apples are grown

Bite into an apple, and you’re tasting the fruit of scientific progress with deep roots. Apple-growing operations over the past half-century have undergone a stark transformation. Large, stately trees have given way to diminutive ones... more »

Ben Benson retires after 37 years at Groth Vineyard & Winery

After 37 years of farming at Groth Vineyard and Winery in Oakville, California, Ben Benson has announced his retirement. Founders Dennis and Judy Groth hired Benson in 1982 as the winery’s first employee. For 37... more »

New Jersey peach council elects new directors

New Jersey Peach Promotion Council welcomes three new board members, Erica Shiles, Bonnie Lundblad and Matt Duffield. Shiles is a fourth-generation family farmer on F & R Grasso, in... more »

Driscoll’s files legal complaint against California Berry Cultivars

Fresh berry packing/shipping giant Driscoll’s filed a complaint in federal court March 20 alleging patent infringement and “conversion of Driscoll’s proprietary strawberry varieties.” California Berry Cultivars and a co-founder of the strawberry breeding company, Douglas... more »

PMA’s Whitaker to address food safety culture at summit

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Chief Science and Technology Officer, Bob Whitaker, Ph.D. will present the morning keynote at the Salinas Valley Ag Technology Summit at Hartnell College in Salinas, California, on March 27. Whitaker’s keynote... more »

Robert Dickey named 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year

Crawford County peach farmer Robert Dickey has been named the 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year. A fourth-generation farmer, Dickey manages approximately 1,000 acres of peaches and 3,000 acres of timberland with the help of... more »

Study: California falls short in evaluating use of agricultural pesticides

Since the 1940s, the responsibility for managing California farmers' use of agricultural pesticides, and the substantial health risks they pose, has been shared by state and county regulators. The state's Department of Pesticide Regulation registers... more »

Advanced CRISPR technologies for ag launched by Pairwise

Pairwise, located in the Triangle area in North Carolina's, and one of the fast-growing agriculture and food biotech companies, has licensed some advanced CRISPR genome editing technologies from two prestigious Boston institutions to expand its crop-editing... more »


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