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Study: healthy school lunches benefit child health

A new UGA study found that children improved their diet quality when they ate school-prepared lunches. School lunches have come a long way from square pizza and fish sticks, and students across the board are... more »

Deadline for USDA local ag grants is May 14

The USDA has several Local Agricultural Market Programs that are offering grants to promote farmers markets, local food programs and regional food partnerships. Application deadlines for the grants are May 14. Farmers Market Promotion Program... more »

Georgia blueberry growers extend assessment

Georgia blueberry growers have approved extending their state's blueberry assessment. As a result of the vote, the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Blueberries will continue for another three years. On April 24, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner... more »

Enza Zaden refocuses departments to serve grower customers

In a change that reflects global seed breeder Enza Zaden’s awareness of accelerated change in the seed industry, the company has integrated two of its departments. During the past three years, Enza Zaden integrated departments... more »

Georgia growers reject wine & grape marketing order

The Peach State’s wine producers have again failed to approve a new marketing order. Only 39% voted in favor of passage, falling short of the required two-thirds needed for passage, according to an April 5... more »

FTC looks to large retailers for supply chain woes

A Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report on grocery supply chain disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has found large companies "accelerated and distorted" the negative effects of those disruptions. The FTC’s report also examined how supply... more »

Keeping CSA members engaged and loyal

Since the pandemic, community supported agriculture (CSA) programs have enjoyed a resurgence of interest from consumers. We shouldn’t take this renewed interest for granted. Historically, CSA programs rely heavily on member retention for sustainability and... more »

USDA plans to renew fruit, vegetable group charter

The USDA plans to renew the charter of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. USDA is set to renew the committee’s charter for two years as required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The... more »

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

Modern solar and storage technology can help apple packers stand out

Labor report: Fruit and vegetable growers voice concerns in 2024 labor survey

Tenerelli Orchards exits wholesale, focuses on farmers markets, u-pick

Protecting water supplies through vineyard groundwater recharge

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