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State of Organic Produce 2021 report released

Organic Produce Network (OPN) has released its second annual State of Organic Produce report, which provides a comprehensive overview of how the industry performed last year, including data and analysis of retail sales of organic fresh produce.... more »

California Statewide Pear Research Webinar set for March 4

The 2022 California Statewide Pear Research Webinar to be held March 4, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The meeting is co-sponsored by University of California Cooperative Extension, Lake and Mendocino Agricultural Commissioners, California Pear Advisory Board and... more »

Farmers call for port investment at Capitol hearing

As congestion at West Coast ports continues to impede movement of California agricultural exports, stopgap measures such as a new container yard in Oakland may begin to speed the flow of farm goods to overseas... more »

More than $70M set for projects protecting agriculture from pests

The USDA is allocating more than $70 million to support 372 projects under the Plant Protection Act’s Section 7721 program to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification and threat mitigation; to... more »

Western Growers releases inaugural Global Harvest Automation Report

Growers are keen to adopt automation to bridge the growing labor gap and ensure that their crops can be picked in time, according to the Global Harvest Automation Report, a first-of-its-kind study commissioned by Western... more »

Western Growers’ Food Safety Cohort to develop prevention, diagnostic tech

As part of the inaugural AgTechX Food Safety event hosted by the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT), the Center for Produce Safety and the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, WG... more »

Goldenberry Farms commits to recycled packaging for 2022

The company has replaced vendors in China with regional South American manufacturers, saving thousands of tons of potential carbon emissions. Carton packaging has been replaced by natural cardboard boxes purchased locally, and selecting vendors with... more »

2022 California winegrape crop forecast as ‘stable’

For Jeff Bitter, 2022 will be a year of recovery for California winegrape growers – but not for the reasons one might think. "It's not so much a recovery from the pandemic as much as... more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

 

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