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Funds back California nutrition incentives at farmers’ markets, small retailers

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has been awarded a Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) grant of $7,166,877 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fund nutrition incentives at Certified Farmers... more »

World Pear Day scheduled for Dec. 8

Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) will once again celebrate World Pear Day for the fourth year in a row. The event marks the start of National Pear Month, proclaimed as December each year by U.S. Department of... more »

Is agritourism right for your farm market?

Recently a few colleagues and I just led a two-day bus tour for retail farm market owners and managers visiting seven markets in Virginia. Most of the markets we visited are less than 10 years... more »

US apple holdings up 17% from same period a year ago

The U.S. Apple Association has released the November 2019 edition of Market News. This is the first report on the 2019 apple crop. According to the survey, reported by Mark Seetin, director, regulatory and industry affairs... more »

Even in Iowa, apple growers feel trickle down impact of tariffs

This season’s apple crop is expected to be the ninth largest in history. And a bountiful harvest is often good news. But because of increasing tariffs this year, some smaller apple farmers are worried not... more »

Decline in Canadian apple production forecasted

The United States will remain the largest exporter of fresh apples, pears and table grapes to the Canadian market in MY 2019/20. FAS/Ottawa forecasts Canadian production of apples to be down 4% in MY 2019/20... more »

USDA’s NIFA: $41.4M in grants to back healthy food for SNAP buys

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)  on Nov. 6 announced $41.4 million in 23 competitive grants to support projects to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among... more »

Ohio Farmers’ Markets Sustainability Planning event set

Ohio Farmers Market Sustainability Planning is a two-day workshop that is being held this Monday, Nov. 11 and Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Ohio State University Extension Franklin County location., 2548 Carmack Road, Columbus, Ohio. With the... more »


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