Marketing

Finding the story in your farm’s history

Because many farm markets have been in business for generations, you might have customers who visit because their parents did before. By further developing and sharing this history you can build on an already existing... more »

Rule on SNAP promotion at farmers’ markets changed

In 2016, many farmers' markets participating in both the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive and Farmers Market Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Support Grant programs encountered confusion when they sought to inform area residents that their... more »

U.S. apple holdings up from last December

According to the U.S. Apple Association, fresh apple holdings on Dec. 1, 2016, totaled 120.3 million bushels, 13 percent more than the inventories reported for Dec. 1 of last year and 12 percent more than... more »

Marketing specialist joins Purdue Wine Grape Team

Purdue University Wine Grape Marketing Extension Specialist Katie Barnett says her job is about two things: connections and possibilities. "When you're buying a wine, you could buy a bottle that's on sale," Barnett said, "but what... more »

U.S. fresh apple holdings at 134.8 million bushels

The U.S. Apple Association has released its first report on the 2016 apple crop. According to the report, U.S. fresh-market apple holdings of 134.8 million bushels on Nov. 1, 2016, were 14 percent more than... more »

Hearings set for PA 232 Michigan blueberry research program

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) will conduct two public hearings regarding the establishment of a Michigan Blueberry Research & Education Program. Petitions from Michigan blueberry producers were submitted to MDARD requesting establishment... more »

New PMA award honors CEO Bryan Silbermann

To honor retiring Produce Marketing Association (PMA) CEO Bryan Silbermann, a new award honoring his collaborative leadership style is being established. The new award was announced by PMA President Cathy Burns at PMA’s Fresh Summit... more »

Crunch Time Apple Growers makes plans for SnapDragon, RubyFrost

This year’s harvests of the new SnapDragon and RubyFrost apples are underway with crops expected to be the biggest ever. Behind these two apple varieties is Crunch Time Apple Growers, ready with trade and consumer... more »

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

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