Fruits

Composting techniques to be demonstrated at Dairy Doo event

An educational event will be held Saturday, August 3 at Morgan Composting in Sears, Michigan. Two tracks will be offered – one for homeowners and one for those involved in small or large farms. This... more »

New Jersey Peach growers sponsor ‘Peach Party’ days

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council is in its seventh year sponsoring “Peach Party” days focusing on Jersey peaches at farmers markets, farms, restaurants and supermarkets. Often combined with amateur pie-baking competitions, these days have... more »

Jasper Wyman & Son gets government funding for blueberry sorter

Government funding will help Canadian wild blueberry company Jasper Wyman & Son install blueberry sorting equipment. The company is located on Prince Edward Island. Canadian officials recently announced over $971,000 in funding to Jasper Wyman... more »

Organic fungicide Howler headed to Mexico

AgBiome’s organic fungicide Howler will be developed for Mexican agriculture under an agreement recently inked with another company. AgBiome Innovations , which is the commercial arm of AgBiome, and Sumitomo Corporation recently announced a joint agreement... more »

Riveridge announces new hires, promotions

Sparta, Michigan’s Riveridge Produce Marketing recently announced a number of new hires and promotions throughout its vertically-integrated company. The company is grower, packer, shipper and marketer of produce. It sells about half of Michigan's fresh... more »

Movement on senate effort to increase the border’s ag inspectors

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on July 24 unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to address the shortage of agricultural inspectors at the nation’s ports of entry. Agricultural inspectors are tasked with stopping harmful... more »

Walmart supports responsible labor at Mexican produce farms

The Walmart Foundation recently gave the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI)  a $1.2 million grant to advance responsible labor practices through workforce development programs on fresh produce farms in Mexico, according to a press release. EFI is... more »

US trade official to headline USApple’s outlook conference

USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will speak at the U.S. Apple Association’s annual conference next month in Chicago. The Crop Outlook & Marketing Conference, Aug. 22-23, is the premier event to preview,... more »


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