Michigan apple growers respond to crises with resilience

For generations, farmers have dedicated their lives to producing food day in and day out, to feed their neighbors, friends, strangers.  Through good and bad times, people always need food, and farmers continue to work... more »

New Jersey kicks off #thankyouNJfarmers contest

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher announced June 9 the #thankyouNJfarmers social media photo contest that will begin on Wednesday, June 10. Each week, there will be two selected winners who will each... more »

Year-to-date fresh produce sales are up 10.4% over same 2019 period

During the last week of May, restaurants in many states had started to reopen dine-in facilities with social distancing measures in place, with subsequent improvements in reservation and transaction metrics and continued elevated engagement with... more »

VSU agricultural researchers awarded more than $1M in grants

Researchers at Virginia State University’s Agricultural Research Station (VSU-ARS) were recently awarded $1.4 million in capacity building grants (CBG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Chyer Kim, Food Scientist at VSU-ARS, was awarded $499,644... more »

NAMA adds virtual option to live 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) announced June 8 that the 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference will be offered as both a live and virtual conference, Aug. 11-13, 2020. “We want to deliver everything that NAMA has to... more »

Bonnie Lundblad elected chair of New Jersey Peach Promotion Council

Bonnie Lundblad was recently elected chair of the 70-year-old New Jersey Peach Promotion Council, replacing Santo John Maccherone long time chair who stepped back and was elected vice chairmen.   “I am excited to see Ms.... more »

Record number of apples in storage, according to USApple report

The June 2020 edition of the U.S. Apple Association's Market News was released June 5 by Mark W.Seetin, USApple's director of regulatory & Industry Affairs.  This is the eighth and final report on the 2019... more »

Michigan’s Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm has new owner, uncertain future

There may be new life for a well-known southwest Michigan fruit farm. Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm has a new owner and he lives just down the road. According to a report by WSBT-TV in South Bend,... more »

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