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Farmers should explore insurance options now

Health care reform is having an impact on all areas of commerce. Agricultural interests are finding themselves directly in the mix of the sweeping new legislation.Adam Kantrovich, Michigan State University farm management educator, urged farm... more »

Kass to deliver keynote address at the Washington Public Policy Conference

Sam Kass, executive director of Let’s Move!, senior nutrition policy advisor and assistant chef at the White House, will highlight the important role fresh produce plays in Let’s Move! as keynote speaker at the United... more »

Wisconsin cranberry crop up 5 percent

The Cranberry Marketing Committee, in conjunction with USDA, recently announced that Wisconsin is projected to yield 4.9 million barrels of cranberries during the 2013 fall harvest – an increase of 5 percent over the 2012... more »

2013 apple crop boosted by recovery in Midwest, New York

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) has announced its estimate of the size of the 2013 U.S. apple crop: 243 million bushels.The estimate was given during the association’s annual Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference, held... more »

Lack of seasonal workers puts Michigan farmers in a pickle

Fred Leitz has watched some of his family’s southwest Michigan vegetable crop go unpicked this summer because of seasonal worker shortages that are plaguing the state’s agriculture industry.At times, the fourth-generation vegetable and fruit grower... more »

Tart cherry growers finally have access to crop insurance

Michigan tart cherry growers now have access to federal crop insurance, for the first time ever, according to Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.According to Stabenow's... more »

Debate continues over farm labor contracting in Washington state

Legal advocates for employees and employers are engaged in a public debate over whether the state Farm Labor Contractor Act is serving its original purpose to protect employees, or if it’s eliminating jobs by running... more »

Industry reacts to Senate immigration bill

The U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill June 27. The Senate passed the bill – called the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act – by a 68-32 vote.According to United Fresh,... more »

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Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

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