Fruits

Longtime North Carolina blackberry, muscadine grower Miles Linberger dies

Miles Ervin Lineberger, 80, of Kings Mountain, North Carolina died Jan. 3 at Atrium Cleveland in Shelby, North Carolina, after a month long battle with COVID-19. According to his obituary, Mr. Lineberger was born Jan.... more »

CiderCon 2021 will debut as a virtual conference in February

The American Cider Association will mark  the return of its annual global cider conference –  CiderCon – taking place Feb. 3-5. In its 11th year, CiderCon is taking advantage of the opportunity to debut a... more »

Coalition formed to oppose limitations on domestic blueberry imports

Ahead of what is being called the incoming Biden administration’s first major trade dispute, American and international blueberry berry growers, importers, distributors, purchasers and suppliers have aligned to form The Blueberry Coalition for Progress &... more »

Founder of Chateau Grand Traverse in Michigan dies at 89

Ed O’Keefe Jr., who founded north central Michigan's the first winery, Chateau Grand Traverse, died Jan. 1. He was 89. According to the Traverse City Record-Eagle, Eddie O’Keefe, co-owner of the winery, described his father... more »

American Cider Association launches second annual Dry Cider January

The American Cider Association (ACA) is once again launching its month long campaign called Dry Cider January to celebrate ciders containing 0 grams of residual sugar. The ACA hosts a dry cidery directory on their... more »

Equitable labor certification the highlight of Rainier’s year

  An unprecedented year highlighted innovation and integrity at Rainier Fruit Company that lead to groundbreaking and industry-setting standards. “I am extremely proud of the accomplishments we have made in 2020,” said Blake Belknap, vice... more »

USDA proposes changes to tart cherries assessment rate

The USDA is inviting comments on a recommendation by the Cherry Industry Administrative Board to change the allocation of the assessment rate prescribed under the marketing order regulating tart cherries grown in the states of... more »

WSU researchers studying spread of red blotch virus in vineyards

Grapevine red blotch disease spreads through vineyards and blotches leaves, shrinking wine and juice grape harvests. Researchers at WSU’s Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center are studying how and why the grapevine red blotch... more »


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