USDA extends Arctic Apples comment period

USDA has extended the public comment period on the deregulation of Arctic Apples, which have been genetically modified to be non-browning. The comment period now expires Jan. 30. For more information or to make a... more »

China could be big market for blueberries

Speaking to a farm group in December, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he learned from a recent trade mission to Asia that the Chinese people “love Michigan blueberries. That’s an example of the opportunities we... more »

Arctic Apples still seeking approval

USDA opened a second round of public comments on the deregulation of Arctic Apples, which have been genetically modified to be non-browning. The comment period expires Jan. 30. Since 2011, Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), based... more »

Members appointed to blueberry council

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed nine members and their alternates to serve on the national U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. Each representative will serve a three-year term of office beginning Jan.1.Members appointed include producers... more »

Safari Ltd Wins Dinosaur of the Year Award

Safari Ltd, family-owned manufacturer and worldwide distributor of museum-quality, educational toys, has announced that Prehistoric Times magazine has awarded Safari Ltd’s Wild Safari Gyrposaurus as the 2013 Dinosaur of the Year. Catering to both retail... more »

Bair named CEO of USApple

James “Jim” Bair will join U.S. Apple Association (USApple) in January as the nonprofit organization’s president and CEO. Bair comes to the association from the North American Millers' Association (NAMA), where he worked for almost... more »

Efficiency, quality improve with new cherry packing lines

Stemilt Growers’ new cherry packing line at the company’s facility in Wenatchee, Wash., is already paying dividends by trimming labor costs and allowing operators to capture fruit sizes more accurately, according to company officials. Stemilt... more »

USDA seeking fruit, vegetable committee members

USDA has announced a call for nominations for the 2013-2015 Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee.This advisory committee examines the full spectrum of issues faced by the fruit and vegetable industry and offers the Secretary... more »

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