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Georgia leads nation in blueberry production

With the tally from the 2014 growing season complete, it's official. Georgia now leads the nation in blueberry production.According to a news release from the University of Georgia, UGA blueberry breeder Scott NeSmith, who is... more »

Report: Cranberry industry has multi-billion dollar impact

The Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) USA has announced the findings of an economic impact study of the North American cranberry. The study, conducted by University of California-Davis researchers, was jointly supported by the CMC, Cranberry... more »

High-density orchards need vole management

With more and more growers transitioning to high-density orchards, it’s time to re-examine the need for vole monitoring and take a closer look at the economic benefits of a control program. While high-density orchards have... more »

Tackling phomopsis crucial for vineyards

Whether it’s battling phomopsis or other diseases, taking a cost-effective approach in designing a fungicide program is essential for vineyard management. “Consider not just the cost of the (fungicide) product but also the labor, fuel... more »

Northwest Michigan tries hand at apples

Long a hot spot for cherries, northwest Michigan fruit growers are hoping to make inroads into high-density apple production. The research necessary to identify proper rootstock, irrigation and fertilization requirements in the region continues to... more »

Apple grower stays in the game with H-2A program

Using H-2A labor in the production and harvesting process is a challenge many farms don’t want to tackle due to the burdensome oversight and paperwork they say is required to make the system operate efficiently... more »

Cooperative approach could overcome H-2A challenges

To combat recent labor shortages, agriculture groups in Michigan are developing what might be a singular solution: a cooperative H-2A program.“I’m not aware of similar programs,” said Sarah Pion, Michigan Farm Bureau’s (MFB) regional representative... more »

Obama prods Congress on immigration reform

President Barack Obama is no longer relying on Congress to fix America’s “broken” immigration system. Starting today, he’s doing as much as he can on his own, directing federal agencies to move as many resources... 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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