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Bill seeks protections for specialty crop exports

U.S. senators and representatives have introduced legislation designed to help farmers fight trade barriers to sell specialty crops in export markets. The Specialty Crops Reporting on Opportunities and Promotion Act (Specialty CROP Act), introduced on... more »

USDA Specialty Crops Competitiveness Initiative launched

Through the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Initiative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to provide additional support to and increase the competitiveness of the specialty crops sector. The effort is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s... more »

Sym-Agro names Pacific Northwest sales manager

Sym-Agro has hired Mark Gibbs as Pacific Northwest sales manager for western Oregon and Washington, focusing on winegrapes, berries, tree fruit and hazelnuts. Gibbs will also focus on other West Coast markets and will assist... more »

Georgia growers receive USDA Hurricane Idalia disaster declaration

USDA declares Hurricane Idalia disaster area for Georgia growers Georgia growers receive USDA Hurricane Idalia disaster declaration Hurricane Idalia disaster declaration made for Georgia pecans, produce Nearly 30 counties in southeast Georgia are eligible for... more »

Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference registration opens

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. The event, scheduled for Jan. 11-14 in Savannah, Georgia, is marketed as the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern U.S. that... more »

IFPA honors global tree fruit CEO in women’s award winner

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has named Raina Nelson, a well-known global tree fruit and produce industry figure, as the 2023 winner of the Frieda Rapoport Caplan Women’s Catalyst Award. Nelson is president/CEO of... more »

Pennsylvania growers group seeks new leadership

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association has changed its contact information and is also seeking nominations for growers to serve on its board of directors. With the hiring of Wanner Associates to manage the association, the... more »

Southeastern Farmer of the Year award goes to Arkansas greenhouse tomato grower

Arkansas greenhouse tomato grower Steve Cobb has been named the overall winner of the Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award for 2023. Cobb Farms, of Lake City, Arkansas, is a partnership enterprise... 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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