MFFPA opens scholarship application period

The Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association (MFFPA) will present up to three scholarships to winning applicants on Wednesday, June 22. Applicant requirements include having successfully completed freshman year at an accredited community/state college or university and be in the... more »

Selling directly to consumers helps farms stay in business

Opportunities to buy food directly from farmers, in urban and rural areas, have increased considerably in recent years. The number of farms that sold food at roadside stands, farmers’ markets, pick-your-own farms, onfarm stores, and... more »

USApple launches redesigned website

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) has released its first new website, still housed at, in more than a decade in an effort to better reach consumers, industry members and others. USApple... more »

United Fresh forum connects foodservice, produce industries

For the second year, The United Fresh Start Foundation will host The Produce Forum for School Success, a program at United Fresh 2016 to connect produce  companies with K-12 school foodservice buyers. The Produce Forum for School... more »

Pazazz apples drive winter retail sales

Pazazz, a new variety from the Honeybear Brands varietal development program, debuted in more than 350 new retail locations across North America in the first quarter of 2016. The new variety has been selling out in... more »

South Dakota farmers market grants available

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has grant funds available to support local farmers markets. Proposals for the Farmers Market Grower Grants will be accepted from any current farmers market or any group interested... more »

NovaSource adds regional account managers

NovaSource, the crop protection business unit of Tessenderlo Kerley, has created a new sales territory serving Idaho and four neighboring states. NovaSource has also added a new regional account manager to serve this new sales... more »

United Fresh BrandStorm set for Nov. 14-16

The United Fresh Produce Association has launched the second annual BrandStorm marketing event, which will take place Nov. 14-16 in San Francisco, California at the Hilton Financial District San Francisco. The inaugural... 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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