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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 »

FDA releases supplemental proposed rules for FSMA

On Sept. 19, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the supplemental proposed rules on produce safety, preventive controls for human food, foreign supplier verification programs and preventive controls for animal feed under... more »

Arysta launches Kasumin bactericide

EPA has recently registered Arysta LifeScience North America’s Kasumin bactericide.According to a company news release, Kasumin offers a unique mode of action with a high level of preventive activity, making it active on a wide... more »

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