Marketing

Growmark supports North American Student Agribusiness Sales Competition

Growmark is a supporter of the National Agri-Marketing Association Collegiate Sales Competition, which announced winners from around North America this week. This was the second year for the event, which was held virtually April 14-15 with... more »

Northwest Pear industry doubles down on its commitment to flavor

The pear industry in the Pacific Northwest has added a regulation for Anjou pears in a move to increase consumer satisfaction when they purchase pears in the early season. “The pear industry understands that flavor... more »

USDA terminates 10 US consumer standards that impede marketing of specialty crops

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service announced April 16 the termination of 10 U.S. consumer standards that are obsolete and impede the effective marketing of specialty crops. Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is terminating the consumer standards for... more »

Pennsylvania encourages farmers’ markets to get free equipment for SNAP

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller recently highlighted an opportunity for farmers' markets to address food security in their local communities and expand their consumer base by taking advantage of... more »

PMA, United Fresh to hold member vote on plans for new global organization

The Boards of Directors of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) will each host a member vote seeking consent in support of the resolution unanimously approved on March 29,... more »

Produce sales can’t match year-ago levels, but demand remains solid

March 2020 experienced the biggest spikes in the history of grocery retailing as the nation bought supplies to fill their freezers, fridges and pantries in preparation for shelter in place. After an initial flurry of... more »

USApple: Number of apples in storage 8.6% less than a year ago

The U.S. Apple Association has released its sixth report on the 2020 apple crop. According to the survey, this year's fresh apple holdings on April 1, 2021, totaled 51.2 million bushels, 12.8% less than the... more »

Florida growers respond to hearing on effects of imports on Southeast

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association released a statement regarding the International Trade Commission’s April 8 hearing on the "Effect of Imports on the U.S. Cucumber and Squash Industries, with a Focus on the Southeast."... more »

Current Issue

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

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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