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US specialty crops industry unfazed by EU’s GMO ruling

Specialty crop industry leaders see a future in new gene editing techniques, despite an unfavorable European Union high court ruling.

 The Court Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled in July that both mutagenesis and transgenesis produce genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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How to fight hard-to-kill codling moths in apples

The stakes are high for apple growers. A single worm burrowing into an apple makes it unmarketable for fresh sales and can even hurt processing sales.

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Okanagan co-founder retires; management hires announced

[caption id="attachment_18246" align="alignright" width="309"] Okanagan Arctic Golden Apples[/caption] Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), the develop... 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 »

US specialty crops industry unfazed by EU’s GMO ruling

Specialty crop industry leaders see a future in new gene editing techniques, despite an unfavorable European Union high court ruling. The Court Jus... more »

University of Minnesota plant breeders introduce First Kiss Apple

The wait is over. This fall, Minnesotans will be able to get their first taste of the newest apple developed by apple breeding team at the Universit... more »

2018 Washington apple harvest predicted to be 131 million boxes

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) released its forecast for the 2018 Washington state fresh apple crop on Aug. 7. The 2018 forecast... more »

2018 apple harvest in Eastern states: Where are we now?

Apple bloom in 2018 was later than bloom in 2017. With a later bloom and a cool rainy season, we’re all wondering when this year's apple crop will b... more »

Winners named in ASABE ag robotics competition

China Agricultural University (CAU) took home top honors in the 2018 ASABE Robotics Student Design Competition, held July 31 in Detroit. CAU teams won... more »

Michigan Apple Committee adds new regional manager  

The Michigan Apple Committee has appointed John Woodall as regional manager covering the northern region of the United States. Woodall replaces Mike B... more »


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