China reopens market to U.S. Red, Golden Delicious

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has officially announced reinstatement of market access for Red and Golden Delicious apples from Washington state to China, effective immediately.According to the Washington Apple Commission (WAC), shipments of... more »

Stemilt gets license to latest Minnesota variety

Minnesota apple growers will have access to a new cultivar released by the University of Minnesota (UM), but a license agreement with Stemilt Growers of Wenatchee, Washington, will be at the forefront of the continuing... more »

New York apple gets limited launch via Wegmans

The New York Apple Growers (NYAG) will be launching a new apple called SnapDragon in all Wegmans stores starting in November.SnapDragon has a distinctly bright-red, dappled color, crispy texture and a sweet, juicy flavor. The... more »

USDA funds tree fruit survey

USDA recently announced that, through authorizations of the 2014 Farm Bill, it would invest nearly $118 million to support U.S. specialty crop producers. Following that announcement, Gov. Rick Snyder, along with Michigan Department of Agriculture... more »

Report: Cranberry industry has multi-billion dollar impact

The Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) USA has announced the findings of an economic impact study of the North American cranberry. The study, conducted by University of California-Davis researchers, was jointly supported by the CMC, Cranberry... more »

Agritourism professionals create association

In August, a new organization, the National Agritourism Professionals Association (NAPA), was formed to help support the agritourism industry and the people working within it. Its focus will be on issues such as zoning, regulations,... more »

Lawsuit roils Michigan blueberry fields

Editor's note: This story has been updated from its original version.The Michigan Blueberry Growers Association, also known as MBG Marketing, has filed a lawsuit against Brenda Reeves and her employer, a group of companies collectively... more »

CIAB releases 320 million pounds of tart cherries

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB), the national marketing order for red tart cherries, convened Sept. 11 in Pasco, Washington, to review this year’s crop and determine the quantity of tart cherries that should be... more »

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