Fruits

House committee passes $1.5 trillion version of farm bill

The U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee passed its version of a $1.5 trillion farm bill on Thursday night. The bill expands farm commodity supports but shrinks Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and reallocates... more »

U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council awarded $1.3 million

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) has been awarded $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture’s Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (RAPP) to expand export opportunities for U.S.A. blueberries. "We applaud Secretary Tom... more »

UCDavis hosts Grape Day at the Oakville Station

The Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis will host a Grape Day at the Oakville Station from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. The event will include a variety... more »

MSU hires farm manager for plant pathology, entomology centers

Michigan State University has hired a new farm manager to oversee its Plant Pathology and Entomology Research Centers. Jared Andrews will direct and lead daily operations and administrative duties at the two MSU AgBioResearch on-campus... more »

IFPA offers sneak peek at Washington conference

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is gearing up for its annual Washington Conference, set to take place in the first week of June. The event promises to be focused on advocacy, networking and industry... more »

DPR data shows that 97% of fresh fruit, vegetable samples tested contain no illegal pesticide residue

Newly released California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) data show that 97% of fresh fruit and vegetable samples collected and tested contain no illegal pesticide residue. The department’s 2022 California Pesticide Residue Monitoring Annual Report includes information... more »

USApple talks labor with Secretary of Agriculture, Labor Secretary

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) entered into some high-level meetings with Washington, DC, officials, including the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, about the difficult topic of labor. On May 20, Jim Bair, USApple president and CEO,... more »

FIRA USA to showcase ag robotics in northern California

The FIRA USA ag robotics conference returns to California. Ag robotics is the focus of a fall northern California FIRA USA farm automation conference. FIRA USA is returning and is set to provide a convergence... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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