Southeast

Safe food training to be available to Florida’s small, beginning farmers

A new opportunity for Florida’s small and medium-sized produce farmers will become a reality with the support of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Outreach Program (FSOP) grant designed to produce and provide easy-to-access... more »

Thirteen Bumpers College faculty members recognized with service awards

Thirteen faculty members in U of A's Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences are being recognized with milestone service awards to the college and university. They will be honored at the annual... more »

5 things Florida employers must know about vote to increase minimum wage

Florida voters just approved Nov. 3 a constitutional amendment that will gradually raise the state minimum wage to $15 per hour in 2026. What does this mean for employers? Here are the top five things you... more »

Wish Farms refreshes its brand, reveals app and website

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, has introduced a new look and messaging for its labels. Additionally, the company is promoting with an updated website and newly designed... more »

University of Florida sets online resources for non-English speaking ag workers

The fall crop season is underway in Florida and over the next few months, an increase in the farmworker population will help plant, maintain, and harvest our crops in the Sunshine State. Agriculture is an... more »

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association names new director of communications

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association has named Christina Morton as its new director of communications. She replaces Lisa Lochridge, who will retire Dec.1. An experienced strategic communicator with a strong public relations background, Morton... more »

New blueberry variety honors benefactor and Florida alumnus Alto Straughn

When Patricio Muñoz developed the University of Florida’s newest blueberry variety, he wanted to name the fruit in honor of Alto Straughn, a longtime, strong supporter of UF’s blueberry breeding program. “A ‘sentinel’ is a... more »

Study shows how bountiful ‘miracle fruit’ can grow in the subtropics

Scientists at University of Florida’s Tropical Research and Education Center have unlocked the mystery behind a highly sought-after berry known as the miracle fruit in a study published this week. This news brings much needed insight to local growers,... more »


75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
Get one year of Fruit Growers News in both print and digital editions for only $15.50.

Interested in reading the print edition of Fruit Growers News?

Subscribe Today »


Be sure to check out our sister sites:
produceprocessingsm
website development by deyo designs