President’s visit a boost for Illinois farm market

Bruce was knee-deep in vines, picking watermelons, when his cellphone rang. “Is this Bruce Curry?” a voice asked. “Yes,” Bruce affirmed. “Mr. Curry, I’m calling from the White House.” “You mean the one in Washington,... more »

Washington apple, pear growers vote to fund research

Apple and pear growers who pay assessments to the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission recently voted to pass a special assessment that will raise $27 million over the next eight years. The goal of the... more »

Legislation would allow Michigan farmers to shoot more deer with fewer hassles

Dave Grabemeyer watches the deer in his farm fields near Sisters Lake nibble off the tops of young soybean plants, then come back for more when the plants try to recover with new growth. If... more »

Experimental orchard draws big crowd for Fruit Field Day

Fruit growers from across the state made their way to Parma Tuesday for the 15th Annual Fruit Field Day. It's a chance for growers to see new varieties of fruit, and the best way for... more »

SweeTango lawsuit settled

A legal tango over a sweet Minnesota apple is leaving a bitter taste.After a year-long tussle, a group of disgruntled Minnesota apple growers and the University of Minnesota have agreed to end their battle over... more »

Honeycrisp storage for 2011

It’s very well recognized that Honeycrisp fruit are quite sensitive to the low temperatures commonly used for apple storage. Storage at 38°F helps to reduce the disorders of soft scald and soggy breakdown. Holding the... more »

Dr. Oz accused of fear mongering on apple juice

Arsenic in apple juice! Fed to babies! And it probably came from China! Television's Dr. Mehmet Oz is under fire from the FDA and others for sounding what they say is a false alarm about... more »

Dealing with flooded berry fields

Record-breaking rains in the East have left many berry growers with unmarketable crops. What had been shaping up to be a decent season for fall raspberries and day-neutral strawberries has quickly turned into a bad... more »

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