Marketing

October proclaimed Michigan Apple Month

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October to be Michigan Apple Month, recognizing the importance of the Michigan Apple industry. Michigan is known for its diverse agriculture, which includes many specialty crops such as apples. Apples... more »

Gov. Whitmer proclaims October as Michigan Agritourism Month

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October as Michigan Agritourism Month. The month-long celebration recognizes the economic and social benefits of agritourism to our state’s farms and communities. Michigan Agritourism Month is a special time to... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest welcomes new marketing communications manager

Pear Bureau Northwest is pleased to announce Jim Morris has joined the organization as Marketing Communications Manager. Morris brings over 12 years of combined retailer and marketing experience to the Pear Bureau Northwest team. Most... more »

USDA introduces new insurance policy for farmers who sell locally

The USDA is rolling out a new insurance option specifically for agricultural producers with small farms who sell locally. The new Micro Farm policy simplifies record keeping and covers post-production costs like washing and value-added... more »

Colorado grant program to fund projects building on Colorado Proud brand 

Applications are now open to Colorado farmers, ranchers, and food businesses looking to show they’re Colorado Proud. The Colorado Proud Marketing and Technical Assistance grant program will award competitive grants to Colorado food and agricultural... more »

PMA announces Online Fresh Ideas Showcase 

Produce Marketing Association has announced that an Online Fresh Ideas Showcase, where companies can share their innovative products and services, will be available for buyers to see the newest flavors and solutions. “Each year countless products, services... more »

Naturipe’s import blueberries peak is early and strong this season

Naturipe, a producer of fresh blueberries, announced Sept. 30 that its import blueberries from Peru are peaking early this season and in impressive volumes. Wih the first arrival of import berries being ahead of schedule... more »

USApple launches 2021-22 Apples4Ed grant program

The U.S. Apple Association has launched its 2021-22 Apples4Ed initiative – a grant program that supports healthy eating initiatives in public schools across the United States. USApple will fund five $4,000 healthy eating initiatives on... more »

Current Issue

Michigan grower takes helm of USApple board

Water woes challenge Western ag

A sentimental look at the impact of Larry Gut

Meet the Fruit & Vegetable 40 Under Forty Class of 2021

Climatology, tree and small fruits Great Lakes EXPO topics

BioConsortia bids to make a mark on industry

Controlling rodent pests in the orchard

Farm Market column: Seek a brand that builds positive customer response

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm community can help lead to better times

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