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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 »

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 »

Current Issue

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Troon Vineyard makes wine with minimalist approach

Wafler Farms: family, fruit, nursery

MSU Extension educator relishes new opportunity

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

Blueberry group energized after planning effort, referendum OK

Cyber world calls for diligent IT protection

Mating disruption: Certifications, trials among updates from companies

Protein-based biologicals among trends in IPM

Farm Market column: Worker numbers dependent on market performance

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

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