Michigan farmers’ markets to benefit from state action

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) and farmers' markets across Michigan that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, also known as the SNAP Bridge Card will have access to added resources in 2018. MIFMA... more »

Texas farmers’ market regulations outlined

While the popularity of farmers' markets has grown, there is still a lot of misunderstanding about what certain terms mean and what is allowed to be sold there, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service... more »

Michigan apple group negotiates processing prices

The Michigan Processing Apple Growers Marketing Committee has negotiated the following minimum processing apple prices (for apples 2.5 inches and above) with some processors for the 2017 crop: Ida Red:  $14.50/cwt. JonaGold & Crispin: $14.00/cwt.... more »

Perdue signs National Farmers Market Week proclamation

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has proclaimed Aug. 6-13 to be National Farmers Market Week. This is the 18th year USDA has supported local producers by encouraging families to meet, and buy from, the... more »

Florida farmers receive help understanding local market

When it comes to defining local food, things are hardly black and white. Instead, consumers perceive degrees of localness rather than firm local and non-local divisions, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences... more »

Hard cider apples in 12 states: Industry survey findings

A growing hard apple cider industry in the U.S. has the potential to contribute to local, sustainable food systems. In order to better understand this resurgent industry, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural... more »

New York Apple Association announces ‘Team 2017’

Fishers, New York-based New York Apple Association (NYAA) President and CEO Cynthia Haskins will direct the association’s activities to market and promote the 2017 New York state apple crop, and has assembled an experienced staff... more »

Washington cherry industry votes to continue marketing order

USDA on July 5 announced that sweet cherry growers in Washington voted to continue their federal marketing order program. The Washington sweet cherry marketing order authorizes grade, size, quality, maturity, container regulations, and marketing research... more »

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