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Full 2012 Census of Agriculture to be released May 2

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced it will publish the 2012 Census of Agriculture full report on May 2, at noon ET. The complete data series will be available in multiple formats, including Quick... more »

Amendments made to Export Apple Act

According to USDA, two amendments have been made to the Export Apple Act. The first amendment exempts apples shipped to Canada in bulk containers from USDA inspection and certification. The second amendment adds a definition... more »

Davison Orchards secures unique niche

An abundance of family farm tradition has been established in a non-traditional setting on the slopes along the Okanagan Valley in Vernon, B.C., Canada. Davison Orchards Country Village is in “kind of a funny place... more »

Farm bill promising for fruit, vegetables

An analysis by specialty crop advocates indicates the 2014 Farm Bill contains programs that constitute a 55 percent increase in the government’s investment in the produce industry’s competitiveness and the nutritional well-being of Americans through... more »

MACMA does more than negotiate processing prices

Michigan Processing Apple Growers, also known as the Apple Division of the Michigan Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Association (MACMA), has been helping the state’s apple industry for more than five decades. Its role has expanded in... more »

Tart cherry industry to vote on marketing order

Tart cherry growers and processors in seven states will vote from March 10, through March 28 on whether to continue their federal marketing order.Growers and processors who have produced or processed tart cherries in Michigan,... more »

Preliminary 2012 ag census data released

USDA released the preliminary 2012 Census of Agriculture results on Feb. 20. Key findings include an increase in the value of agricultural products sold in the United States totaling $394.6 billion in 2012, up 33... more »

Tart cherry producers to vote on marketing order

Tart cherry growers and handlers will soon decide whether to extend the life of their industry’s federal marketing order, known as the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB), for another six years.USDA will send ballots to... more »

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