Dry weather threatens northeast Ohio fruit crops

Northeast Ohio fruit growers whose fields were flooded by rain last year say their crops are threatened by the opposite conditions this year, with a forecast dominated by dry weather.The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports... more »

Virginia farm relies on ‘huge’ CSA program

If you’re going to run a CSA, it helps to do it in the richest county in the country. The Community Supported Agriculture program is the “bread and butter” of Great Country Farms, said Jaclyn... more »

New York bill aids apples

On June 4, a handful of New York state assemblymen and senators announced the creation of new legislation, the Family Farmers and Apple Growers Relief Act, to help apple and other growers in the state... more »

2012 Fruit Crop Guesstimate: Some fare well, others don’t

Record-breaking warm temperatures in March, followed by a series of freezes, savaged Michigan’s tree fruit crops this spring, along with crops in other Eastern states. Western states, however, fared better.Speakers went over the numbers June... more »

Fruit shortage hurts everyone

Northern Michigan fruit growers in recent years pitched in a portion of their oft-thin profit margin to promote local products on a national stage.Those efforts helped build an identity for regional fruit, but a different... more »

MAC gets new members

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced the appointments of Robert Gregory, Leland, and Mark Youngquist, Kent City, to the Michigan Apple Committee (MAC).Established in 1965, the committee’s seven members develop and implement marketing programs and... more »

Company: Blush getting results in trials

Fine Americas Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of plant growth regulators for the fruit industry, has reported that its Blush plant growth regulator showed excellent results in 2011 Experimental Use Permit (EUP) trials. Featuring the... more »

Michigan growers seek emergency aid

You know the story by now.Record heat in March followed by freezes in April virtually wiped out Michigan’s apples, among other fruit crops. On Monday, dozens of apple growers gathered at Joe Klein’s farm in... more »

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