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New varieties, consumer demand shaping tree fruit trends

The demand for more and better fruit from consumers and the vast amount of new varieties are currently driving the tree fruit industry. Higher densities High-density systems and fruit trees on dwarfing rootstock have to... more »

Arizona farm reinvents to stay successful

When you think of Arizona, you don't immediately think of fruit and vegetable farming. That is probably part of what has made Schnepf's Farms in Queen Creek, Ariz., successful, according to Mark and Carrie Schnepf.... more »

President’s visit a boost for Illinois farm market

Bruce was knee-deep in vines, picking watermelons, when his cellphone rang. “Is this Bruce Curry?” a voice asked. “Yes,” Bruce affirmed. “Mr. Curry, I’m calling from the White House.” “You mean the one in Washington,... more »

U.S. fruit exports trying to catch up to imports

It’s safe to say U.S. fruit exports have grown in the last two decades. But not as fast as imports. In 2010, the total value of U.S. fruit exports (including fresh, dried, frozen, canned, juice,... more »

Fruit growers have a lot to learn at the 2011 Great Lakes EXPO

This year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will offer a variety of educational sessions and special events. There should be something of interest for everyone attending. The 2011 EXPO is scheduled for... more »

Experimental orchard draws big crowd for Fruit Field Day

Fruit growers from across the state made their way to Parma Tuesday for the 15th Annual Fruit Field Day. It's a chance for growers to see new varieties of fruit, and the best way for... more »

Georgia to take part in fruit chemical use survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey fruit growers in 12 states, including Georgia, for its biennial fruit chemical use survey. The agency will collect information on pesticides used, acres treated... more »

Fruit spurred growth of organic farming movement

If the U.S. organic farming movement has a father, many would point to J.I. Rodale. In 1947, Rodale founded what became known as the Rodale Institute to “study the link between healthy soil, healthy food... more »

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