USDA to buy frozen peach products

USDA recently announced plans to purchase frozen peach products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Purchases will be made under the authority of Section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935, with... more »

Cranberry growers vote to continue federal marketing order

Cranberry growers have decisively voted to continue their federal marketing order program. The marketing order covers cranberries grown in the states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Long... more »

Red Rich Fruits gets exclusive Australian rights to Cosmic Crisp

Red Rich Fruits has secured exclusive rights to grow and market Cosmic Crisp apples in Australia, according to a press release. “Red Rich Fruits has been growing superior quality apples in Australia’s pristine Yarra Valley... more »

Floridians’ right to home-grow fruit protected

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in late June signed legislation protecting the right of all Floridians to grow fruit and vegetables on their own property. Starting July 1, any local Florida ordinance that expressly limits or prohibits... more »

Production expected up for Michigan SweeTango, Kiku, other apples

Applewood Fresh Growers expect a production increase of 20% over last year for SweeTango, as well as growth in production of other club varieties. In a press release, Applewood said it was “the lead marketer... more »

‘Produce advocacy bootcamp’ planned by United Fresh

United Fresh will host the new Produce Advocacy Bootcamp during the annual United Fresh Washington Conference on Monday, Sept. 16 at the Grand Hyatt Washington, in Washington, D.C. The annual event gathers the fresh produce... more »

TerraFresh Organics fruit company launched by industry veterans

Six years after selling Purity Organic, Greg Holzman and Steve Akagaki have rejoined forces to create TerraFresh Organics, a new organic fruit company that will supply organic stone fruit, grapes, citrus and mangos, to North... more »

British Columbia’s berry industry gets $3.6M investment

Canadian officials July 4 visited the Berry Haven Farm, where they announced an investment of up to $3.6 million to the Lower Mainland Horticultural Improvement Association (LMHIA) under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Program. The... more »

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