Fruits

Thousands of apples stolen from Indiana orchard

An orchard in northwest Indiana recently reported tens of thousands of apples were stolen right off its trees. The story received attention from regional and national media. Writing about the incident on Facebook, owner Jon Drummond said... more »

NARBA releases new caneberry nursery list

Looking for a source of raspberry or blackberry plants? Or looking especially for Von blackberries, Boyne red raspberries, Niwot black raspberries, Double Gold raspberries, or some other cultivars?  The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association's (NARBA) Raspberry & Blackberry Nursery List can help.... more »

Processed Raspberry Research and Promotion Order terminated

The USDA announced Sept. 24 that the Processed Raspberry Promotion, Research, and Information Order has been terminated. The termination of the order ends the research and promotion program that was established in 2012 to expand... more »

Results in from Turkey cherries antidumping investigation

On Sept. 23, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of dried tart cherries from Turkey, finding that exporters sold... more »

Study: Organic ag would help meet UN’s goals

A recently-published study argues organic agriculture could help countries meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The independent study, Organic Agriculture and the Sustainable Development Goals, was commissioned by Eosta, a leading European distributor of organic... more »

Raising a glass to grapes’ surprising genetic diversity

Here's a discovery well worth toasting: A research team led by Professor Brandon Gaut with the University of California, Irvine and Professor Dario Cantu with the University of California, Davis has deciphered the genome of... more »

Washington Rep. wants better apple access in India

Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Sept. 18, calling on him to elevate Washington apple access in India by reducing tariff rates for U.S. apple growers. “Washington state is... more »

Organic growers: Gene-editing dialogue a bad idea

Organic grower groups on Sept. 17 wrote they are strongly opposed to opening a formal dialogue about allowing gene-editing in organic agriculture. A letter from the Organic Farmers Association (OFA), was signed by 79 organic farm... more »


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