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Shorter crop lifts prices for cling peaches

Buoyed by increased demand and a lighter crop, California cling peaches might as well be gold this year, with state canneries clamoring for fruit – and paying record prices for it. Dwindling state acreage already... more »

Tech companies prepare for annual AgSharks competion

Western Growers and S2G Ventures are accepting applications for the 2022 AgSharks Competition. At the event, startup companies pitch their innovations in front of a live audience of the world’s largest specialty crop producers to... more »

Brighter Bites raises over $56,000 through virtual auction

Brighter Bites, a Houston-based nonprofit providing under-resourced families with fresh fruits and vegetables and nutrition education, recently hosted a virtual wine event, Wine for a Cause, as part of the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA)... more »

Lost Oak Winery to release two new varietals for 2022 harvest

Lost Oak Winery, a family-owned and operated winery located in Burleson, Texas, announces a partnership with Texas grape grower Jet Wilmeth, owner of Diamante Doble Vineyard. The partnership and the 2022 harvest season is highlighted... more »

Western Growers applauds $4 billion for drought relief

The climate spending and tax bill, passed by the U.S. Senate on Sunday night, includes $4 billion in drought-relief funding. The funding, through the Interior Department’s Bureau of Reclamation, was one of the demands Sen.... more »

Industry remembers Western Growers’ Hank Giclas

Hank Giclas, who served the fresh produce industry in a variety of roles for 30 years at Western Growers, has died. “Hank Giclas dedicated himself, totally and fully, in service to the people of the... more »

Registration now open for 2022 Ag Innovations Conference

Located 20 miles south of Portland, Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center is organizing and hosting the 2022 Ag Innovations Conference (AIC), featuring various presentations, field tours and a tradeshow. Started in... more »

Program puts vineyard employees on a path toward leadership

The first cohort of the Sonoma County Winegrape Growers Foundation Leadership Academy for Vineyard Employees has graduated. The program provides participants with a unique opportunity to learn about a host of topics including financial literacy,... more »

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From the orchard to TikTok

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Specialty crop ‘ambassadors’ take time to explain farming

FIRA-USA agriculture robotic show photos

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Tart cherry industry seeks brand protections

PickTrace labor management expands services

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

UF evaluates grapes for Florida winemaking

Cherry Marketing Institute expanding export markets

H-2A program in need of repair

Hyper-local and the next generation customer

Pecan trees and a happy surprise in the  barn

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