Fruits

USDA’s fruit, vegetable advisory group meets in August

The USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee will meet in Arlington, Virginia next month to discuss agricultural labor, production, food safety, and trade matters. The committee will meet... more »

Alaska Berries growers make most of USDA programs

 The USDA-produced series #FridaysOnTheFarm last week featured an Alaskan farm growing berries: This week meet Brian and Laurie Olson, owners of Alaska Berries on the Alaskan Kenai Peninsula. Their desire to grow fruits and... more »

Scientists create single-use edible dishware made from apples

A few years ago, biotechnologists from Samara State Technical University took up the development of edible food film, which could reduce the amount of waste from traditional plastic packaging. According to a July 18 report... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest has shoppable recipe technology on website

As part of several innovative tactics being implemented for the 2019-20 Northwest pear season, Pear Bureau Northwest has officially launched technology on its consumer website to make its pear recipes shoppable to consumers. The tool allows... more »

USDA drops grade standards for peaches, nectarines, apricots

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on July 16 rolled out a final rule that removes voluntary U.S. grade standards for fresh peaches, nectarines and apricots from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). AMS removed from... more »

Produce grower is South Carolina farmer of the year

The Sunbelt Ag Expo recently named fruit and vegetable grower Sidi Limehouse  its 2019 South Carolina farmer of the year. Limehouse studied Agricultural... more »

Georgia farmer of the year grows peaches

The Sunbelt Ag Expo recently named peach grower Robert Lee Dickey III its 2019 Georgia farmer of the year. Robert earned his degree in 1977... more »

Washington State University Tri‑Cities partners with Spanish winery

Washington State University (WSU) Tri‑Cities recently signed an agreement with Valdemar Family Wine Estates to explore educational opportunities for international collaboration in the field of wine science. Valdemar Family Wine Estates has locations in both... more »


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