Fruits

USDA conducts raspberry referendum


USDA is conducting a referendum from June 8 to 24, for eligible processed raspberry producers and importers to determine whether a new national Processed Raspberry Promotion, Research, and Information Order should be established.The program will... more »

Dried cherry demand increases

Leelanau County fruit growers are expected to benefit from establishment of an Agricultural Processing Renaissance Zone in Grand Traverse County where many Leelanau growers are expected to ship cherries and other fruits in the coming... more »

Cranberry growers have a new online network

North American cranberry growers have a new resource for gathering information. The North American Cranberry Growers Network (NACGN) offers growers access to an online community of growers and experts who share ideas and tips for... more »

Haygrove winner planning for raspberries

The winner of the annual Great American Haygrove Giveaway was William McCaffery of Spring Rain Farms, East Taunton, Mass. If all goes according to plan, he will be erecting the Haygrove tunnel on his father’s... more »

Researchers ‘FasTrack’ plum breeding

Plum, peach, cherry, apricot and almond trees – what do they have in common? Well, they are all members of the genus Prunus, and their fruits are well loved among American consumers. But perhaps the... more »

Playmaker turned winemaker

It's a good thing Drew Bledsoe knows a thing or two about having his patience tested. The 1993 NFL draft's top overall pick is now playing a new waiting game as the owner of his... more »

Commission promotes Georgia blueberries

Georgia is a state known for peaches, pecans and onions. But if Joe Cornelius and the George Blueberry Commission (GBC) have anything to say about it, Georgia will become known for blueberries above all other... more »

Rep. Huizenga hears from growers about ag labor

Congressman Bill Huizenga, representing the 2nd Congressional district in west Michigan, held two days of listening sessions with constituents on April 27-28. Huizenga kicked off the tour in Sparta, Mich., where he hosted about 20... more »


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