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U.S. Apple supports Biden choice of ag trade negotiator

President Joe Biden plans to nominate Doug McKalip as chief agricultural trade negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. U.S. Apple Association President and CEO Jim Bair (right) and... more »

CiderCon 2023 accepting presentation proposals

CiderCon, a premier networking and educational event for the professional cidermaking community, is accepting presentation proposals for CiderCon 2023. The event will take place in Chicago, Illinois from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2023. We... more »

Reducing pesticide risk to bees during fruit crop bloom

Honey bee and bumble bee colonies are being delivered to farms, and wild bees are becoming active during the warm spring weather. These and other flower-visiting pollinators should be protected by minimizing pesticide exposure and... more »

MSU Extension sets blueberry pre-harvest meeting

Michigan State University researchers and other berry experts will be presenting information at the MSU Extension blueberry pre-harvest meeting. The meeting is from 5-7 p.m. June 9 at the Van Buren Intermediate School District Conference... more »

Edible coating extends shelf life of fresh produce

A new edible coating, NatuWrap, extends the shelf life of fresh produce, cutting down on food waste. NatuWrap keeps moisture in and oxygen and unwanted micro-organisms out, according to a news release, providing value to... more »

Florida launches Farmer Stress Awareness Initiative

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) recently launched the Farmer Stress Awareness Initiative. The FDACS initiative, announced by Florida Agricultural Secretary Nikki Fried June 2 at Plant City-based berry grower Wish Farms, is a... more »

NASGA Summer Tour to visit eight farms in August

The North American Strawberry Growers Association’s Summer Tour features eight farms in the Toronto area. The farms on the Aug. 16-17 tour have unique features and most are operated by active NASGA members who are... more »

Jersey Fresh event highlights N.J. strawberry crop

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture visited Bonacorsi’s Family Farm in Frenchtown in Hunterdon County to highlight the Jersey Fresh strawberry picking season. Bonacorsi family members at a Jersey Fresh promotion... more »

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