Fruits

Hazel Technologies offers second Apple Quality Summit

Hazel Technologies Inc. has opened registration for its 2nd annual Apple Quality Summit. The hour-long event on May 26 will feature presentations focused on preparing the U.S. apple industry for the 2022 season. Scheduled speakers are... more »

SAVRpak extends shelf life of berries, grapes during trials

SAVRpak has released a new moisture-control technology that extends the shelf life of fresh produce by up to three times, trials have shown. The Drop-In technology is a chemical-free, biodegradable pouch that is placed in... more »

Northwest cherry crop down, but plenty to promote

The Northwest cherry crop is developing beautifully but slowly, according to Northwest Cherry Growers, which puts the season’s first production estimate at 150,468 tons (15.05 million 20-pound cartons). Volunteers surveyed almost 90% of the Northwest... more »

NABC, USHBC add new director of business intelligence

Joe Vargas has been hired as the director of business intelligence for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council and North American Blueberry Council. In this newly created role, Vargas is responsible for developing and leading a... more »

Washington wine industry launches sustainable certification program

The Washington wine industry launched the state’s first statewide certified sustainability program for wine grapes, signifying a commitment to quality fruit, environmental stewardship and healthy communities. Sustainable WA will begin certifying vineyards this summer. “From... more »

Ohio group aids beginning farmers impacted by pandemic

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association is awarding $30,000 in microgrants to beginning farmers across the state impacted by the pandemic. The OEFFA Begin Farming Pandemic Relief Microgrants are intended to mitigate the pandemic’s... more »

Naturipe Farms forecasts bountiful 2022 Georgia blackberry crop

Naturipe’s blackberry growing season in Georgia is set to start mid-May and will last through early July with high-quality, delicious berries. Peak volumes are expected through the month of June. This season, Naturipe Farms will... more »

Farmer Veteran Coalition awards $470K in grants, equipment

Farmer Veteran Coalition announced $470,000 given in awards and equipment to veterans across the country through the Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund. It's the largest amount awarded in program history. The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund provides... more »

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