New Jersey Department of Agriculture celebrates National Blueberry Day at the beach

To celebrate National Blueberry Day on July 8, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) will distribute free Jersey Fresh blueberries at three popular shore locations: Wildwood, Atlantic City and Seaside Heights. The giveaway will... more »

Cost of 4th of July cookout reaches record high

Families celebrating the 4th of July holiday will continue to find stubbornly high prices at the grocery store. An Independence Day cookout will cost $71.22 for 10 guests this year, based on the 2024 American... more »

USDA expands insurance options for specialty, organic growers

Apples, pears, prunes and other fruits and vegetables are to benefit from changes in USDA's crop insurance options. The USDA is expanding crop insurance options for specialty and organic growers starting with the 2025 crop... more »

Skylar Rae cherries return

The Skylar Rae cherries are back in stores, offering a short season for retailers. Known for their unmatched sweetness and crunch, these bi-colored cherries have become increasingly popular each year. “Skylar Rae cherries are extra... more »

USApple promotes Chris Gerlach to new role

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) has promoted Christopher Gerlach to vice president, insights & analytics. Gerlach joined USApple in July 2020 as the director of industry analytics. Over the past four years, he has drawn... more »

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

The third iteration of the International Forum of Agricultural Robotics, known as FIRA-USA, plans to offer growers of tree fruit, grapes, berries, vegetables and nuts a view of the state of specialty crop robotics and... more »

NCAE celebrates ag victory

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the Chevron doctrine in the case of Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo. The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) hailed the landmark decision, which limits the executive branch's regulatory... more »

California melon growers prepare for July 4 demand

California watermelons, cantaloupes, honeydews and mixed melons will arrive in grocery stores in time for the Independence Day holiday, an important marketing window melon growers and shippers strive to meet each season. “It is critical... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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