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USDA releases Local Food Marketing Practices Data

Over 147,000 U.S. farms produced and sold food locally through direct marketing practices, resulting in $9.0 billion in revenue in 2020, according to the Local Food Marketing Practices data released April 28 by USDA’s National... more »

Catoctin Mountain Orchard perfects innovation, marketing

The story of Catoctin Mountain Orchard in Thurmont, Maryland, is marked by hard work and determination since its foundation. Robert (Bob) Black is 70 years old, and has seen all of the farm’s growth since... more »

Virginia MarketMaker cited for innovation in connecting growers, marketers

It doesn’t take much effort to order an item off a restaurant menu or choose a piece of produce from the supermarket. For many these days, it’s as simple as downloading an app and waiting... more »

Illinois plans 2022 Live Local: Food & Farmers Market Conference

Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB), in partnership with the Illinois Farmers Market Association (IFMA), will host the 2022 Live Local: Food & Farmers Market Conference on March 23-24 at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria, Illinois.... more »

Proposed legislation would create Office of Agritourism at USDA

House of Representatives Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, and Jennifer Wexton, D-Virginia, recently introduced the "Accelerating the Growth of Rural Innovation and Tourism Opportunities to Uphold Rural Industries and Sustainable Marketplaces (AGRITOURISM) Act." The bill would create an... more »

Rise in ag ‘channels’ shown in new consumer food insights

As part of the Local and Regional Food Systems Response to COVID-19 project, in the fall of 2020 a team of researchers conducted a national survey of over 5,000 households. The survey provides important insights... more »

Farmers’ markets, CSAs and food hubs among USDA grant recipients

The USDA announced a $90.2 million investment in 203 projects to strengthen and explore new market opportunities for local and regional food businesses. The funding is made possible through grant programs administered by the Agricultural... more »

PREVIEW: 2021 GLEXPO Farm Market Bus Tour

Join Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News for the GLEXPO Farm Market Bus Tour and visit some of West Michigan’s market-savvy farm markets. The tour will be moderated by Michigan State University Extension staff.... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

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