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Market research reveals why consumers are drawn to wineries in Michigan

In 1980, Michigan was home to 10 wineries and just over 200 acres of vineyard land. Today, those numbers have skyrocketed to more than 200 wineries and nearly 3,000 acres dedicated to wine grape production,... more »

Lifestyle factors tied to CSA membership

If you’re a high earner and have a graduate degree, chances are you’d rather eat out than buy your food through a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, according to a national survey co-authored by a... more »

Survey shows increase in Washington wine industry research awareness

As the Washington state wine research program grows, so does the state’s industry awareness about the importance of such a program. According to a recent survey, about three-quarters of Washington State’s wine industry is aware... more »

UF/IFAS to host Regional Agri-Tourism Conference

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension is hosting the 2017 Regional Agri-Tourism Conference on June 15 and 16. From 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on June 15, participants will visit... more »

Finalists named for United Fresh Innovation Awards

United Fresh has announced the 46 new products as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2017 Innovation Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in five categories for the title of Best New Product at... more »

Annual Michigan fruit crop ‘Guesstimate’ won’t be held

The Michigan Frozen Foods Processors Association (MFFPA) has announced the annual “Guesstimate” will not be held in June 2017 as normally scheduled. The MFFPA has long provided networking opportunities for Michigan based companies while offering... more »

Westcott joins Okanagan Specialty Fruits as director of operations

Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), the developer of non-browning Arctic apple varieties, has hired Don Westcott as team as OSF’s director of operations. Effective May 15,  Westcott, based in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada will assess, plan and facilitate the... more »

Koru brand apples from New Zealand hit the U.S.

  Coast to Coast Growers Cooperative  announced that container shipments of Koru apples, grown in New Zealand, have begun arriving at U.S. ports. According to a news release, the Koru variety is also now produced in the... more »

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