USApple hosts Apple Madness tournament

What are your favorite apples? Tried-and-true champion varieties enjoyed by all, or up-and-coming underdog apples known only by a few? Throughout March (National Nutrition Month), U.S. Apple Association (USApple) is encouraging people to pick their all-time favorite apple... more »

PMA Foundation rebrands for 10th anniversary

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Foundation for Industry Talent is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year by refreshing itself for the next 10 years, including a new name, logo and an even stronger commitment to the industry’s... more »

Indiana Grown program launched for veterans in agriculture

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s (ISDA) Indiana Grown initiative announced the Indiana Grown Homegrown By Heroes program, which gives Hoosiers a new, tangible way to support local veterans with an agriculture business. Governor Mike Pence... more »

Making the most of on-farm research data

In a recent article I described some important aspects of designing field experiments to avoid biasing the data. The take home lesson was that treatments should be replicated and randomized. In this article I will... more »

Best practices for choosing business structure

A poorly structured farm operation, including those that offer farm market and agritainment options but are not properly organized from a business perspective, is a sure recipe for disaster. Avoiding such risks is the basis... more »

H-E-B’s Craig Boyen to deliver keynote at United Fresh 2016

Craig Boyan, president and chief operating officer for H-E-B will deliver the keynote address on June 21 at the United Fresh 2016 Opening Breakfast General Session at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. H-E-B, headquartered in San Antonio,... more »

PMA Fresh Connections: suppliers, retailers connect to build sales

Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Connections: Retail will connect retailers and suppliers through retail-based education sessions, networking opportunities, and an optional tour of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market. The event will be hosted in Philadelphia April... more »

Net farm income down, but farm businesses show improvement

The latest USDA forecast indicates specialty crops net cash income is expected to fall by 5 percent in 2016. USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) recently released its Farm Income forecast for 2016.  Net cash income... more »

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