USApple promotes Chris Gerlach to new role

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) has promoted Christopher Gerlach to vice president, insights & analytics. Gerlach joined USApple in July 2020 as the director of industry analytics. Over the past four years, he has drawn... more »

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

The third iteration of the International Forum of Agricultural Robotics, known as FIRA-USA, plans to offer growers of tree fruit, grapes, berries, vegetables and nuts a view of the state of specialty crop robotics and... more »

NCAE celebrates ag victory

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the Chevron doctrine in the case of Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo. The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) hailed the landmark decision, which limits the executive branch's regulatory... more »

California melon growers prepare for July 4 demand

California watermelons, cantaloupes, honeydews and mixed melons will arrive in grocery stores in time for the Independence Day holiday, an important marketing window melon growers and shippers strive to meet each season. “It is critical... more »

Fresh produce import inspection fee changes proposed

Imported produce fees may see changes. The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is proposing altering the regulations governing the inspection and certification of imported fresh fruits, vegetables and other products. The proposed changes, announced on... more »

Great Bear Vineyards’ biologicals focus

As the owner of Great Bear Vineyards, which will complete transitioning all grapes to organic production this year, Marcus Meadows-Smith relies on biological products to help control disease and pests. He’s not just a user... more »

Tree fruit, berries, grapes receive USDA market promotion funds

Apples, cherries, pears, cranberries, table grapes and watermelons are among the commodities receiving federal funds for promotion and market development funding. The funding is part of $300 million allocated to 66 U.S. organizations under the... more »

Washington Apple Commission taps Florida tomato leader as new head

The new head of the Washington Apple Commission (WAC) returns to the Evergreen State after working for the business interests of Florida tomato growers. Michael Schadler, executive vice president of the Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE),... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network


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