USDA hosts webinar on disadvantaged farmer grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to introduce individuals to its grant application process benefiting underserved and disadvantaged farmers through a webinar. Community-based and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and Tribal-serving organizations are... more »

Michigan Apples taps marketing agency for consumer marketing

The Michigan Apple Committee has hired a marketing agency to promote the state’s apples. FoodMix Marketing Communications, a food and beverage branding agency, will implement branding, consumer marketing and social media work aimed at increasing... more »

Farm bill framework released by Senate committee

U.S. Sen John Boozman, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, has released a draft of a farm bill framework on June 11. Key priorities of the framework (.pdf) include crop... more »

Apple storage continues to rise

Apple holdings for June have increased, up about a third overall and across fresh and processing channels. On June 10, the U.S. Apple Association via its USAppleTracker report reported the total number of apples in... more »

Report: U.S. organic produce sales increase

The Organic Produce Network's (OPN) data reveals insights on organic produce sales. Topping $9.6 billion, organic produce sales in the U.S. grew by 1.6% in 2023, while volume declined 0.1%, according to the State of... more »

Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association starts partnership effort

In an effort to bolster industry support, the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) has launched the Partnership for Growth Program. The Partnership for Growth Program provides GFVGA industry champions the opportunity to support... more »

American Farmland Trust kicks off annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration

American Farmland Trust (AFT) has kicked off the 16th annual America’s Farmer’s Market Celebration (AFMC). The event celebrates the only annual ranking of the top farmers markets in the U.S. as voted on by the... more »

California strawberries promoted at strawberry festival

Through an interactive booth and giveaways, the California Strawberry Commission connects with local community attendees at the one of the largest strawberry festivals in the U.S. The California Strawberry Commission (CSC) served as an official... more »

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