Cherry project launches website

In order to remain competitive in the global market, the world’s biggest sweet cherry producers have banded together to drive innovation along the entire production chain. The molecules-to-market project, called “A total systems approach to... more »

Grower tests fruit as a viable cash crop

Peach trees will soon be growing in the fields surrounding one Crescent City vineyard. Palatka Daily NewsTo read more, click here. more »

Moffitt appointed World Apple and Pear Association president

Kevin Moffitt, president and CEO of Pear Bureau Northwest, has been named president of the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA). Moffitt has been actively involved with WAPA since its inception, most recently serving a... more »

Judge orders mediation for SweeTango dispute

The two parties in the SweeTango legal dispute have been ordered to mediate their differences.On Feb. 4, Judge Lloyd Zimmerman of Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District dismissed most of the claims filed against Pepin Heights Orchard... more »

California Farmland Preservation program faces budget axe

Alarmed at the urban sprawl that gobbled up Los Angeles orange groves, vast cherry orchards around San Jose and cattle ranches east of Oakland, state lawmakers struck a bargain with farmers 45 years ago. Sign... more »

Judge orders mediation in SweeTango apple lawsuit

A judge ordered the University of Minnesota and apple growers fighting for the right to grow a new apple developed at the university into mediation on Friday. The Kansas City Star.Read more of the story... more »

February apple holdings down 2 percent from 2010

U.S. fresh-market apple holdings of 65.9 million bushels on Feb. 1, reflect a 2 percent decrease compared to February 2010 holdings of 67.5 million bushels, and were 1 percent more than the five-year average of... more »

Michigan confirms stink bug

The Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed the presence of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys (Stål), in Michigan. The identity of two specimens – one from Berrien County and the other from Eaton... more »

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