Saskatoons an opportunity for Midwest growers

What do saskatoons and William Shatner have in common? They both originated in Canada. And like Shatner, saskatoons can be a very “enterprising” move for your farm. Will you boldly go where few growers have... more »

Bug raising a stink this year

On Sept. 22, nearly 14,000 people visited the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences’ website to learn about the brown marmorated stink bug. The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is relatively new to Pennsylvania and... more »

Grape commission doesn’t violate free speech

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a lower-court ruling that had determined that the law establishing the California Table Grape Commission and authorizing its programs does not violate the First Amendment, ending a federal... more »

Brown marmorated stink bug a dangerous pest

USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Administrator Ed Knipling and other agency experts met with representatives from the apple and other agricultural industries last week to address the impact of a rapidly emerging orchard pest –... more »

Apple price surge pleases Chinese growers

While price hikes of Apple products affect only fans of smartphones and computers, the recent price hikes of apples, the eating kind, has caused concerns among more than one billion people in China. read... more »

Texas vintners blend Mediterranean grapes and great harvest

To see the future of Texas wine, you'll need a passport and maybe some sunscreen because it's all in the Mediterranean. The Dallas Morning NewsTo read more, click here. more »

Strawberry ‘blanket’ doesn’t enthuse growers

Instead of drenching their shivering strawberries with groundwater — a practice that leaves neighborhood wells dry and yards and roads collapsing in sinkholes — farmers in Plant City and Dover are being nudged toward a... more »

Specialty crop grants

In October, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded 28 grants, worth more than $46 million total, to projects studying problems in specialty crop agriculture.“The specialty crop industry plays an enormously important part... more »

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