Fruits

Fruit loss might lead to market shift

An unusually warm March followed by a round of spring freezes decimated much of the apple and cherry crops in the Midwest and East. Western crops managed to avoid damage, however, and were poised to... more »

Editorial: Pushing the farm bill

The U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2012 Farm Bill in late June. The agriculture committee of the U.S. House of Representatives passed its own version a few weeks later. As of press time,... more »

Drought the latest worry for Midwest growers

With headlines dominated by early warmth and spring freezes, growers across parts of the Midwest have yet another concern: Precipitation – or the lack thereof. On July 5, the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) in... more »

Bob Gregory named Cherry Industry Person of the Year

The Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI) has named Bob Gregory as its 2012 Cherry Industry Person of the Year. “Bob Gregory has been a pioneer in the cherry industry,” said Phil Korson, CMI’s director. “He is... more »

So what do fruit growers do in a slow year?

East of the Mississippi, tree fruit farmers agree: This year’s a tough one. Whether or not you believe in global warming or climate change or Russian roulette, the fact is a super-warm March plus a... more »

Processing apple prices announced

The Michigan Processing Apple Growers Marketing Committee recently negotiated the following minimum processing apple prices (for apples 2.5 inches and up) with several processors for the 2012 crop:• Jonathan: $28/cwt.• JonaGold, Ida Red, Crispin: $27/cwt.•... more »

Perpendicular V works for Ohio peach orchard

Ohio is a tough place to grow fruit, but a great place to sell it. So said Rich Eshleman, owner of Eshleman Fruit Farm in Clyde, Ohio. The “tough” part comes from Ohio’s large population.... more »

Growers use education as ag tourism opportunity

Education plays a vital role in the day-to-day operations of the Wetherby Cranberry Co. in Warrens, Wis. The family-owned cranberry marsh, in business for more than 100 years, is operated by Jim and Nodji VanWychen,... more »


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