Fruits

Cold-climate growers having luck with hybrid variety

Winegrape growers in northern states are proving it’s possible to win wine competitions with single-variety wines based on material other than vitis vinifera.

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Appeals court shuts down use of Chlorpyrifos pesticide

The ban will take away a tool that many growers are still using, and its manufacturer says that additional legal recourse is being considered.

But others in the industry say the action was overdue and there are softer chemicals and biological controls lined up to take chlorpyrifos’s place as a bug-killer.

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Cold-climate growers having luck with hybrid variety

[caption id="attachment_18231" align="alignright" width="248"] North Arm Noir, a Marquette wine, won Best of Class in the dry red wines category at th... more »

OSU names Texas A&M leader as dean of its College of Agricultural Sciences

Alan R. Sams, who has helped expand prominent agricultural programs at both Texas A&M and Clemson universities, has been named the Reub Long Dean ... more »

New tariffs to cost U.S. nut and fruit industries over $3B

The ongoing international trade turmoil between the U.S. and other countries has prompted import tariffs on many U.S. agricultural commodities in impo... more »

USDA’s HGAP+ reaches equivalency with United Fresh’s Harmonized Standard

The United Fresh Produce Association’s quest for harmony among different food safety audits seems to be making progress. Since June 2009, United ... more »

Interfresh to market Driediger Farms’ blueberries

[caption id="attachment_18225" align="alignright" width="248"] Carolyn Chang, , Director of Berry Programs for Interfresh[/caption] Fruit and veget... more »

Appeals court shuts down use of Chlorpyrifos pesticide

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week ordered an EPA ban of the broad-spectrum pesticide chlorpyrifos. The ban will take away a tool th... more »

Northwest pear crop expected to be large

Northwest pear growers are estimating their 2018-19 crop will be the fourth-largest in history. The estimate is based on data reported from Washin... more »

RidgeFest 2018 shows off new orchard plantings, varieties and cider

About 100 fruit growers and others in the produce industry attended RidgeFest 2018, a tour of orchards near Sparta, Michigan sponsored by the Michigan... more »

RidgeFest 2018

About 100 fruit growers and others in the produce industry attended RidgeFest 2018, a tour of orchards near Sparta, Michigan sponsored by the Michigan... more »

Farmers for Free Trade launches $800k anti-tariff campaign

The advocacy group Farmers for Free Trade has rolled out a $800,000 campaign against tariffs that it says are hurting U.S. Agriculture. The biparti... more »


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