Cherries

Fruit loss might lead to market shift

An unusually warm March followed by a round of spring freezes decimated much of the apple and cherry crops in the Midwest and East. Western crops managed to avoid damage, however, and were poised to... more »

Editorial: Pushing the farm bill

The U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2012 Farm Bill in late June. The agriculture committee of the U.S. House of Representatives passed its own version a few weeks later. As of press time,... more »

Bob Gregory named Cherry Industry Person of the Year

The Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI) has named Bob Gregory as its 2012 Cherry Industry Person of the Year. “Bob Gregory has been a pioneer in the cherry industry,” said Phil Korson, CMI’s director. “He is... more »

Perpendicular V works for Ohio peach orchard

Ohio is a tough place to grow fruit, but a great place to sell it. So said Rich Eshleman, owner of Eshleman Fruit Farm in Clyde, Ohio. The “tough” part comes from Ohio’s large population.... more »

Farm markets scrambling to replace fruit

When the big freeze hit in late April, some farm marketers knew right away this would be a year unlike any they’ve experienced. For others, it took a while for reality to sink in, said... more »

Solar panels power California grape grower

By its nature, agriculture is solar friendly; after all, without the sun, nothing grows. Growers in some parts of the country, however – particularly California – are using solar power in concrete and technologically sophisticated... more »

Montana growers back to shipping cherries

Flathead Lake Cherry Growers resumed the cherry harvest for the national market on Monday after a few days’ break to lessen the glut of fruit from a robust season — and to assess damage from... more »

Michigan blueberry farmer struggles to find enough pickers

Antonio Leduc doesn’t understand why Michigan is offering emergency housing assistance to migrant farm workers this summer.He has plenty of work available picking blueberries at his farm in Paw Paw, yet the state is offering... more »

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