Fruits

Maryland family celebrates 50 years for farm market

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Catoctin Mountains in Thurmont, Md. is the Black family farm, Catoctin Mountain Orchards. The Blacks grow fruits and vegetables, have a farm market and bakery, build a pumpkin... more »

More states growing their own wine grapes

While California remains the leader in grape and wine production in the United States, other regions of the country are quickly catching on. Both new and old growers are getting into the grape and wine... more »

Michigan governor appoints apple committee members

Governor Rick Snyder announced appointments to the Michigan Apple Committee.“Agriculture is one of the bright spots of Michigan’s economy,” Snyder said. “I look forward to working with the leaders of the agriculture industry to ensure... more »

February Freeze Killed 99% Of New Mexico’s Peach Crop

Peach cobbler made with locally grown peaches is one of the joys of summer. But this year, that treat may not be possible for New Mexicans.The hard freeze in February damaged an estimated 99 percent... more »

Gainesville marks National Farm Workers Awareness Week

As the spring sun ripens Alto Straughn’s blueberry crop, more than a thousand seasonal workers are beginning to descend on his farm east of Waldo, where they will pick the plump berries for about a... more »

USDA dissolves marketing orders

USDA announced March 25 that it would terminate the marketing order programs for California nectarines and peaches.From Jan. 12 to Feb. 2, three separate referenda were conducted. Under the terms of the marketing orders, growers... more »

Wise named Fruit Man of the Year

The Michigan Pomesters recently named Michigan State University pest management researcher John Wise Fruit Man of the Year.“He is a very detail orientated person, but can still keep the overall ‘big picture’ in sight,” said... more »

Frost fans help west Michigan fruit growers protect crops

When apples popped out of trees at record levels in 2009, local farmers reaped not only high yields, but more hard-to-establish markets to sell the fruit. The Grand Rapids PressTo read more, click here. more »

Current Issue

FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

Notes from the Farm column: Assess equipment to make farm operate better

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