Marketing

Apple grower tests harvester in real-world conditions

A mechanical harvester that’s been in development for years finally got some experience operating during a full apple-harvest season, bringing its designers another step closer to selling the machine on the marketplace. It was early... more »

Apple grower tests harvester in real-world conditions

A mechanical harvester that’s been in development for years finally got some experience operating during a full apple-harvest season, bringing its designers another step closer to selling the machine on the marketplace. It was early... more »

Elite Apple moves partners’ product out the door

New packing, processing and marketing facilities are being unveiled this fall to handle the burgeoning output of the Michigan apple industry. Elite Apple, a joint effort among seven Michigan grower-shippers, opened its 60,000-square-foot plant near... more »

United Fresh honors Del Monte Fresh Produce

The United Fresh Produce Association honored Del Monte Fresh Produce as the Produce Industry Advocate of the Year last week at the Washington Public Policy Conference. Del Monte Fresh Produce has been a long-time leader... more »

Farmers’ market sales change the way farm grows fruit

When Ben Wenk came back from college in 2006, he wanted to find a way to contribute to the family business, Three Springs Fruit Farm in Aspers, Pa. When he heard that a new farmers’... more »

Agritainment efforts make Minnesota farm a top attraction

Over the past 25 years, Tweite’s Family Farm has adapted to market conditions to emerge as a popular Minnesota agritourism venue. Tom Tweite represents the fifth generation to live on the farm, which in 2010... more »

CIAB recommends no restriction on tart cherries

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB), the national marketing order for red tart cherries, convened in Grand Rapids, Mich., in September to calculate and recommend the final free and restricted percentages for the crop year... more »

Fresh produce sales up again for second quarter of 2013

For the second quarter this year, fresh produce sales are up compared to last year’s figures. Organic fruits and vegetables lead the pack in growth with strong gains in sales and volume according to “FreshFacts... more »


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