Walmart, Agritask partner to enhance cherry crop sourcing

Walmart has entered a partnership with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence company, to pilot a technology solution aimed at improving produce-sourcing decisions for seasonal fruits such as cherries and blackberries. This initiative, in collaboration with... more »

New Jersey Department of Agriculture celebrates National Blueberry Day at the beach

To celebrate National Blueberry Day on July 8, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) will distribute free Jersey Fresh blueberries at three popular shore locations: Wildwood, Atlantic City and Seaside Heights. The giveaway will... more »

Tree fruit, berries, grapes receive USDA market promotion funds

Apples, cherries, pears, cranberries, table grapes and watermelons are among the commodities receiving federal funds for promotion and market development funding. The funding is part of $300 million allocated to 66 U.S. organizations under the... more »

MSU to host 2024 preharvest blueberry Extension twilight meeting

The Michigan State University blueberry team is inviting blueberry growers to attend this year’s preharvest blueberry Extension twilight meeting. MSU’s 2024 preharvest Extension meeting is scheduled for June 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.... more »

Report: U.S. organic produce sales increase

The Organic Produce Network's (OPN) data reveals insights on organic produce sales. Topping $9.6 billion, organic produce sales in the U.S. grew by 1.6% in 2023, while volume declined 0.1%, according to the State of... more »

California, Oregon growers introduce regeneratively grown blueberries

A regenerative agriculture supplier, AC Foods, has welcomed betterful, a line of Regenerative Organic Certified blueberries, to the market. Launched in stores in April and available through September, betterful blueberries are grown in California and... more »

Berries lead fresh organic produce sales

Berries are now the king of fresh organic produce sales. According to the latest sales data, berries top 2023 organic fresh produce sales. For the second year in a row, organic berries, which include strawberries,... more »

U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council awarded $1.3 million

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) has been awarded $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture’s Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (RAPP) to expand export opportunities for U.S.A. blueberries. "We applaud Secretary Tom... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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