Marketing

Nicholson named chairman of USApple

Mark Nicholson is the new chairman of the U.S. Apple Association’s board of directors. He was elected in August, during USApple’s annual conference in Chicago, and will serve a one-year term. He received the official... more »

Young grower saluted for innovation

The enthusiasm Kristin (Fritz) Kubiszak shows in leading the next generation of family farmers to new heights is evident in the way she goes about her business. Kubiszak, part of the Brookside Farms’ operation based... more »

Chinese fresh apples knocking at our door

Chinese fresh apples are another step closer to the U.S. market. On July 18, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to allow their importation into... more »

Northwest pear industry revises its crop estimate

With harvest currently underway, representatives of the Northwest pear industry have officially updated their initial projections for the 2014 fresh pear crop yield. Reports of a crop of excellent quality have been confirmed from all... more »

Michigan processing apple prices negotiated

The Michigan Processing Apple Growers (MPAG) Marketing Committee has negotiated the following minimum processing apple prices for the 2014 crop:Hard varieties (2.5 inches and up): $12.50/cwt.Soft varieties (2.5 inches and up): $10.00/cwt.The following processors agreed... more »

Obituary: Tom Butler, former apple division manager

Tom Butler, long-time manager of Michigan Processing Apple Growers, passed away July 25. He was 74.Butler began his career with the Michigan Processing Apple Growers Division of the Michigan Agricultural Commodities Marketing Association in 1973,... more »

Michigan woman among those saluted as ‘Champions’

The White House and USDA honored 15 new and beginning ranchers and farmers as “Champions of Change” during The Future of Agriculture two-day event this week. The events celebrated agriculture leaders from across the country... more »

Cranberry industry buoyed by dried fruit market

As U.S. cranberry growers and producers struggle with low prices and a saturated market for their products, a promising new venue for distribution is appearing at the nation’s schools. In collaboration with USDA’s Agricultural Marketing... more »

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FGN February 2021

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