Cherry processing options expand in variety

Everything’s coming up cherries in northern lower Michigan. The state produces about 75 percent of the U.S. supply of tart cherries, said Philip J. Korson, president of the Michigan-based Cherry ... more

Hort society leader to nurture industry growth

Mark Miezio went from designing highway projects across the country to becoming operations manager for a Michigan tree fruit production company. He adjusted sea... more

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IFTA post-conference tour: Day 2

On the second day of the International Fruit Tree Association’s (IFTA) post-conference tour to northwest Michigan, the bus stopped at Williams Orcha... more »

IFTA post-conference tour: Day 1

A busload of people traveled north from Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Feb. 11, to get a feel for the fruit industry in the northwest corner of the state... more »

Rivermaid Trading Company hires new sales manager

[caption id="attachment_9505" align="alignright" width="250"] Kyle Persky began his role as sales manager on Feb. 1. Photo: Rivermaid Trading Co.[/cap... more »

Michigan to host IFTA’s annual conference

Precision agriculture takes center stage once again when the International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) holds its 59th Annual Conference Feb. 6-12 in... more »

Washington tree fruit industry contributes to food safety research

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) announced a contribution of $750,000 over five years in support of food safety research. This pled... more »

Burnette Foods challenges tart cherry rules

Burnette Foods, a Michigan company, has filed a complaint against tart cherry rules established by USDA and the Cherry Industry Administrative Board. ... more »

Award-winning NC-140 project raises stock of fruit tree industry

A multi-layered project to improve sustainability in fruit tree production through changes in rootstock use has received recognition from a national o... more »

Michigan farm weathers ups and downs of growing fruit

August was an interesting month for Bardenhagen Farms. The excitement started Aug. 2, when a nasty hailstorm passed through northwest Michigan, lea... more »

Tree Fruit 101: Webinars for beginning growers

Penn State Extension is offering three Saturday morning webinar trainings that will each be two hours long. The three sessions are designed for the be... more »

‘Three pillars’ uphold the tart cherry industry

Some compare it to a three-legged stool. Others call it the “three pillars.” Whatever metaphor they use, many in the tart cherry world say the ... more »

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