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Naturipe builds processing facility in Southeast

The Blueberry People held a grand-opening ceremony for its new Fresh and Value-Added Blueberry facility on July 16 in Alma, Georgia.There were over 250 in attendance between grower-members, business and community leaders, and local and... more »

Strawberries set tone for Carolina grower

Strawberries start the season at Porter Farms & Nursery, and often predict how the rest of the year will go. “If I don’t have a good strawberry year, it’s a bad year,” said Ashley Porter,... more »

Northwest pear estimate down from 2013 record

This year’s Northwest pear crop won’t be a record-breaker like last year’s, but growers were expecting quality fruit. That was the assessment in early June, when Pear Bureau Northwest (PBN) projected a fresh-market crop of... more »

Northwest pear estimate down from last year’s record

This year’s Northwest pear crop won’t be a record-breaker like last year’s, but growers were expecting quality fruit.That was the assessment in early June, when Pear Bureau Northwest (PBN) projected a fresh-market crop of 18.7... more »

Buyers cautioned in wake of BEI woes

BEI International, a South Haven, Michigan, agriculture equipment supplier that went defunct in April, left several farmers throughout the country without their promised harvesting equipment and parts – and little chance of recouping their thousands... more »

Expect to see more technology in produce facilities

There are two elements about the fresh-cut produce line of the future that we can be sure of: raw product will be received and a finished product will depart. The territory between these entry and... more »

Final Census of Agriculture data released to the public

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released the final results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture.During a May 2 webcast, NASS officials shared wide-ranging information about what agricultural products were... more »

Growers, handlers vote to renew CIAB

Tart cherry growers and handlers have decided to extend the life of their industry’s federal marketing order, known as the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB), for another six years.USDA recently announced the results of the... more »

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FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

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