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Decline in Canadian apple production forecasted

The United States will remain the largest exporter of fresh apples, pears and table grapes to the Canadian market in MY 2019/20. FAS/Ottawa forecasts Canadian production of apples to be down 4% in MY 2019/20... more »

USDA’s NIFA: $41.4M in grants to back healthy food for SNAP buys

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)  on Nov. 6 announced $41.4 million in 23 competitive grants to support projects to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among... more »

Ohio Farmers’ Markets Sustainability Planning event set

Ohio Farmers Market Sustainability Planning is a two-day workshop that is being held this Monday, Nov. 11 and Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Ohio State University Extension Franklin County location., 2548 Carmack Road, Columbus, Ohio. With the... more »

Michigan cherry growers talk Turkey, tariffs with senator

Thanksgiving is weeks away, but talk of Turkey dominated a roundtable discussion between U.S. Sen. Gary Peters , D-Michigan, and region fruit growers. According to the Traverse City Record-Eagle, more than two dozen growers talked... more »

Secretary Perdue leads USDA trade mission to Mexico

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will lead a trade mission to Mexico Nov. 6-8 to forge new opportunities with U.S. agriculture’s largest bilateral trading partner and second-largest export market. The secretary will be joined... more »

Michigan schools get salad bars courtesy of United Fresh, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Seventeen Michigan schools are receiving salad bars to increase fresh, healthy options courtesy of United Fresh Start Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The salad bars are part of the national Salad Bars... more »

Retaining good employees requires an investment

I regularly encounter retail farm market managers and owners who express frustration with not being able to find, much less keep, good employees. Also, they talk about training employees to represent or at least understand... more »

USHBC appoints three to serve on committees

U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) has appointed three influential leaders with decades of experience in the blueberry industry to its committees. Appointed to the USHBC Promotion Committee are John Johnston, senior director of blueberry product... more »


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