New York bill aids apples

On June 4, a handful of New York state assemblymen and senators announced the creation of new legislation, the Family Farmers and Apple Growers Relief Act, to help apple and other growers in the state... more »

President Obama honors farm labor icon Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta, an icon of California's farm labor movement, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday for her lifelong work promoting civil rights.“Dolores helped lead a worldwide grape boycott that forced growers to... more »

Spring running hot and cold for fruit growers

States across the Midwest and East Coast experienced warmer-than-average temperatures in March. On average, temperatures were 15˚ F to 20˚ F warmer than normal for the month, said Tom Moore, coordinating meteorologist of Global Forecast... more »

Frost wipes out juice grapes in SW Mich.

A devastating frost has wiped out grapes grown for juice in southwestern Michigan.John Jasper, a surveyor for Welch's Foods, tells TV station ABC 57 he went through hundreds of acres before even finding a live... more »

Effort to save Palisade farms bearing fruit

Many of the peach and wine-grape orchards you see today in the Palisade, Co. area will be around for your grandkids and great-grandkids to enjoy.Thanks in part to the work of the Mesa Land Trust,... 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 »

Earliest grape insects ever this spring

The early heat of 2012 has pushed insect development ahead rapidly, just like the vines, and so scouting should start in vineyards to help ensure vines are protected from insect damage if needed.I saw my... more »

Unseasonably warm weather puts fruit growers on alert

The growing season is off to a very early start across the Great Lakes and much of the central and eastern U.S., according to Jeff Andresen and Aaron Pollyea in the Michigan State University Extension... more »

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