Raspberries & Blackberries

Grants help farms expand value-added products

USDA recently awarded $40.2 million in value-added producer grants to 298 recipients in 44 states and Puerto Rico. According to USDA, the grant program is a tool for independent fruit and vegetable producers, among others... more »

Virginia farm relies on ‘huge’ CSA program

If you’re going to run a CSA, it helps to do it in the richest county in the country. The Community Supported Agriculture program is the “bread and butter” of Great Country Farms, said Jaclyn... more »

Maryland farm owned by same family since 1902

There are several things Nathan Milburn credits for the continued success of Milburn Orchards, the family farm that has been in Elkton, Md., since 1902. Besides continued support from grower organizations, the strength and will... more »

Blackberry crops have expanded worldwide

Blackberries are native across much of Eurasia and North America. This presence, combined with their tendency to colonize disturbed areas, has made them a food source for humans for thousands of years. The various members... more »

Narba awards Clark

At its annual meeting in January, the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) presented John R. Clark, University of Arkansas professor of horticulture, with its Distinguished Service Award. The award especially honors Clark’s work... more »

NARBA awards blackberry breeder

At its annual meeting in January, the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) presented John R. Clark, University of Arkansas professor of horticulture, with its Distinguished Service Award.The award especially honors Clark’s work as... more »

Bramble group requests proposals

The North American Bramble Growers Research Foundation is the research branch of the North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association. The 2012 Request For Proposals (RFP) has been posted to foundation’s website.This year, specific items have... more »

Spotted Wing Drosophila found in six east Michigan counties this fall

Monitoring for Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) in fruit crops in east Michigan throughout the fall has detected this pest in six additional counties in the last two months. It was detected in one additional county... more »


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