Fruits

Federal judge in Washington state stops 50% pay hike for blueberry pickers

A federal judge has blocked the government from imposing a 50% wage hike for blueberry pickers in Washington state. The Olympian in Olympia, Washington, reports U.S. District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza Jr. temporarily stopped the Department of... more »

Cloud based software helps growers on the ground

A University of Florida agricultural engineer has developed software that can help growers find the best places to plant crops and to identify fruit and vegetable varieties that perform better against diseases. Now, Yiannis Ampatzidis... more »

Turning up the heat on spoilage yeast that can taint wine

If you’ve ever had a red wine that smelled “off,” like gym socks, Band-Aids, or farmyards, then you’ve likely encountered a wine affected by Brettanomyces bruxellensis(“Brett” for short) – a barrel-dwelling spoilage yeast that can taint... more »

Grower hospitalized with rare mosquito-borne virus

A fundraising effort has been launched for Bill Teichman, a prominent Michigan tree fruit grower who’s in the hospital after contracting a rare disease. Teichman was admitted to the hospital in mid-August after suffering from... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council taking grant proposals

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council is now accepting 2020 Research Grant proposals with a maximum grant award of $50,000. Proposals must be received no later than 3 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, the... more »

Tour de Fresh to end in PMA celebration

Produce industry cyclists in the Tour de Fresh this year will finish the course in a public celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Tour de Fresh... more »

Gripple designs cable joiner for fruit growers

A joining and suspension solutions manufacturer, Gripple, has launched a new agricultural innovation with the introduction of a new joiner, specifically designed for the U.S. fruit growers. The Gripple GP90 has been in development for... more »

California Giant adds to staff, creates new roles

California Giant Berry Farms recently hired new key employees and assigned new roles for current staff members. Tom Smith, the director of foodservice, is taking on a new role as director of foodservice and organics,... more »


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