New technologies changing farm marketing

When farm market guru John Stanley spoke at the 2011 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 6, one of the many things he said was that smartphones, such... more »

Michigan apple growers seeking OK to use antibiotic to fight fire blight

According to a story in Jan.16 edition of Great Lakes Echo, Michigan officials are seeking permission to use an unregistered pesticide to fight fire blight on up to 10,000 acres of apples trees. The disease... more »

Washington State Hort. Assc. opposes water bill

At a recent legislative hearing in Olympia, the Washington State Horticultural Association and its lobbyist Jim Halstrom publicly opposed legislation (House Bill 2192) that would provide a relatively small amount of new water to allow... more »

Advisory Issued for Honeycrisp apple cider

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has advised consumers to avoid drinking certain Pepin Heights Orchard Honeycrisp-brand apple cider because some of the cider distributed in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin could have elevated levels of patulin.The... more »

Apple holdings greater than last year

According to the U.S. Apple Association, fresh apple holdings on Jan. 1 totaled 82 million bushels, a 4 percent increase from last year. Processing holdings totaled 33.6 million bushels, 7 percent more than last year.... more »

2012 Orchard and Vineyard Show coming to Acme, Mich.

The 2012 Orchard and Vineyard Show, January 24 to 25, will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan. The concurrent wine grape session will be held on January 24, and tree fruit... more »

Apples picked fresh from … storage

Shrimp cocktail and premium juices set out in the lunchroom at the new apple-packing plant in Huron, Wayne County, suggested good times.And that would be just about right for New York's apple country, where a... more »

Apples drop from the sky in England

Rush hour on a road in the English Midlands was complicated Wednesday by an actual windfall -- a freak shower of windblown apples.Police said about 100 pieces of fruit dropped from the sky in a... more »

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