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Talkin’ Shop: Climate change

Fruit Growers News recently asked its readers: How are you adapting to the changing climate? Some of the responses appeared on Page 47 of the April issue. The full list of responses is below. In... more »

Farmers say wage hike would devastate NY agriculture

New York farmers spoke out Wednesday against a plan to raise the state’s minimum wage to $10.50 an hour or higher, saying the increase would strain income and put farmers at an even greater competitive... more »

Growers will have to adapt to changing weather patterns

Last year was Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The two agencies recently announced that Earth’s average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4˚ F since... more »

More than one way to grow apples in South Tyrol

With about 8,000 people growing apples in Italy’s South Tyrol province, it’s hard to pinpoint a “typical” grower. But visiting the farms of Stefan Klotzner and Kurt Komiss – as the International Fruit Tree Association... more »

House Judiciary Committee to mark up immigration bills this week

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and several House Republicans have unveiled four pieces of legislation to "strengthen the interior enforcement of our immigration laws, remove the ability of the President to unilaterally shut... more »

West Coast ports up and running again

West Coast ports began running at full speed Monday, the first weekday in more than two months operations have been even close to normal because of a labor dispute.Dock workers and port owners agreed on... more »

Michigan growers urged to fill out survey

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams is encouraging the state’s fruit growers to complete the 2014 Fruit Acreage Inventory being conducted by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.“The fruit industry... more »

South Tyrolean growers cooperate to survive

South Tyrol’s apple industry gives new meaning to the word “cooperative.” Members of the International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) saw that firsthand in November during a tour of the Italian province, which is nestled in... more »

Current Issue

Sustainability takes many forms

Boyer Orchards goes from side business to award winner in three generations

ITC: No harm seen from blueberry imports

Growers quickly see benefits of drip irrigation

Riverdance Farms finds success with farm-visiting crowd

Errotabere Ranches leads on Western challenges

New Minnesota apple triumps over scab disease

Researchers ponder presence of cranberry false blossom

Carbon farming payments possible with soil-building

Create efficiencies for filling online customer orders

Notes from the Farm column: Pipe layers spur ideas for installing irrigation lines

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Wage increases naturally lead to job loss – ag included

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