Smaller crops to boost apple, pear and grape grower prices

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service forecast the 2017 U.S. apple crop at 10.4 billion pounds, down 7 percent from the previous year but higher than most years since 2000, if realized. The Fruit and Tree... more »

Berry tunnel production, consumers subjects of surveys

TunnelBerries researchers Kathy Kelley and Kathy Demchak, both Penn State University personnel, will administer two Internet surveys to learn about growers’ experiences with high and low tunnels and consumer behavior and attitudes toward tunnel production.... more »

Retailer takes ‘ugly’ produce and turns it into sales

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Meijer has found a perfectly-imperfect fit for customers interested in reducing food waste and sacrificing aesthetics for savings. Meijer now offers a unique line of Misfits produce that helps connect shoppers to tasty... more »

Judge: Farmer banned from city market may return

A federal district judge Friday, Sept. 15, issued a preliminary injunction against the city of East Lansing, Michigan that allows a nearby Charlotte farmer to return to the city's farmers market for the remainder of... more »

New York releases 2017 apple crop forecast, promotions

New York really is the Big Apple and the state’s apple growers are now demonstrating why, as pickers statewide begin harvesting a forecasted 28.0 million cartons – or 1.1 billion pounds – of apples over... more »

Riveridge Cider begins production in Grant, Michigan

Riveridge has expanded with the opening of Riveridge Cider Co., a 17,400-square-foot facility cold pressing and bottling blended fresh apple cider as well as varietal blends of Fuji, Gala and Honeycrisp in Grant, Michigan. The... more »

Cornell conference focuses on agritourism

Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University are offering a hands-on workshop to prepare farms in New York, both beginning and experienced, to enter new... more »

Coalition addresses impact of NAFTA on produce sector

Several U.S. and Canadian fruit and vegetable companies — including Driscoll’s, Taylor Farms, Mission Produce and Wonderful Citrus introduced on Aug. 31 the Produce Coalition for NAFTA, which supports efforts to protect and modernize NAFTA... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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