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Specialty crop grants

In October, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded 28 grants, worth more than $46 million total, to projects studying problems in specialty crop agriculture.“The specialty crop industry plays an enormously important part... more »

SWD found in Michigan

The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), a pest of Asian origin that is already established in many of the main fruit-producing regions of the United States, has been found in Michigan, according to Michigan State University.SWD... more »

Feds, states pouring money into private wineries

Dick Seibert has lost money every year since he opened Knob Hall Winery in rural Maryland in 2006. San Francisco ChronicleTo read more, click here. more »

Talkin’ Shop: Harvest

In this issue of Talkin' Shop we asked readers: What’s your harvest been like this year? This year was light to average for crop yield. Price was good – same as last year. No real... more »

10 great places for local wines

While Napa Valley gets the most attention, winemakers are busier than ever around the nation, says blogger Jeff Siegel, who founded DrinkLocalWine.com with Dave McIntyre, wine critic for The Washington Post. USA TodayTo read more,... more »

Mexico puts tariff on apples, other goods

The Mexican government has imposed tariffs on more imported U.S. goods, including fresh and dried apples and other produce items. The 20-percent tariffs are part of Mexico’s retaliation for the United States’ refusal to open... more »

Mexico puts tariffs on apples again

By Matt Milkovich, Managing EditorThe Mexican government has imposed tariffs on more imported U.S. goods, including fresh and dried apples and other produce items.The 20-percent tariffs are part of Mexico’s retaliation for the United States’... more »

Fruit, nut prices up from a year ago

According to a July 30 price report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the U.S. fruit and nut industry received about the same overall price for its crops in July as it did in June.... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

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