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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 »

OPGMA names Graham new executive director

The Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association (OPGMA) has tabbed Valerie Parks Graham as its new executive director. Graham brings to the position her lifelong background and knowledge of agriculture and over 20 years of... more »

Washington state raspberry growers feel the pinch

The Washington Red Raspberry Commission has responded to several growers’ concerns over disruption in the raspberry markets from imported raspberries. "There is concern that raspberries may be coming into the U.S. at prices that are below... more »

Oregon, Washington pear growers vote to continue marketing order

USDA announced the results of an Oregon and Washington pear producer referendum to continue Federal Marketing Order 927, showing that 97 percent of fresh pear growers favored a continuation of the marketing order. “We are... more »

National Organic Program posts fraudulent organic certificates

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service National Organic Program (NOP) is alerting the organic trade about the presence of fraudulent organic certificates. Fraudulent organic certificates listing the following businesses are in use and have been reported... more »

Seminar to focus on packaging law, design

Moxxy Marketing has partnered with Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty, Downey Brand LLP and Garlock Printing & Converting Corporation to launch The Produce Packaging Seminar. Also sponsored by Western Growers, this free informative event will be... more »

USDA invests $4.8M in university agricultural programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has issued 19 grants totaling $4,790,100 to support agricultural science programs at non-land-grant universities. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Capacity... more »

Michigan Farmers Market Association conducting sales survey

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) recently received a Specialty Crop Block Grant that will allow the association to promote, market and raise awareness of the produce farmers markets offer in Michigan. The grant focuses... more »

Current Issue

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

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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