Fruits

USHBC selects Sterling-Rice Group to lead food service program

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) has named the Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) as its agency of record with responsibility for integrated food service marketing and promotional activities for the council and the blueberry industry. SRG... more »

Penn State offers self-paced courses on planning, establishing orchard

The completion of apple harvest brings the opportunity to begin planning new orchards with exciting new cultivars and rootstocks. Penn State Extension now offers two online courses on best practices for planning and establishing orchards.... more »

Washington state launching its first Apple Week

The Washington Apple Commission is launching the first worldwide Washington Apple Week Dec 1-6, celebrating the high-quality apples grown in the state. The global celebration across 14 countries will feature the exclusive campaign “From Our... more »

Sun World Grants new fruit licenses in Chile and Peru

Sun World International, LLC recently added South American grape companies to its list of licensees worldwide. The partnership with Sun World will allow Pronto Exports, Agrícola Interandina, Sun Fruits, to expand and build their table... more »

North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference set for St. Louis, Missouri

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association Conference will be held on March 3-6, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) conference starts on March... more »

Wine fermentation laboratory opens in College Station, Texas

The dedication and opening of the Arthur and Gaye Platt Wine Fermentation Laboratory was held recently in College Station and will be housed in the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Horticultural... more »

Michigan congressman backs Defending Domestic Produce Production Act

On Nov. 21, Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, announced he is cosponsoring the Defending Domestic Produce Production Act, bipartisan legislation designed to defend family farms from illegal trade practices used by foreign nations to undercut American... more »

Wine Institute gives 2019 California harvest report

Vintners in many California appellations are predicting light-to-normal size winegrape yields this year. The 2019 winegrape harvest started one to two weeks later than usual in many California wine regions. February brought heavy rain to Temecula Valley and Sonoma... more »


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