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Updates to hard cider style guidelines released

The United States Association of Cider Makers has released an update to its Cider Style Guide, first introduced in summer of 2017. USACM’s original reason for releasing a guide was to unify the language used... more »

Heart-Healthy certification expanded for all US pears

Following a successful introduction of the Red Anjou, Bosc and Bartlett pears over the last few years, Pear Bureau Northwest is announcing the expansion of American Heart Association's Heart-Healthy branding to all of the 10 varieties... more »

Additions made to Washington Apple Commission board

The Washington Apple Commission has two new members and three reappointed members on its board of directors. The commissioners, who were elected for a three-year term, are: Jorge Sanchez – Dealer, Position 1 Miles Kohl... more »

Registration set for NAFDMA’s agritourism event

Registration is now open for NAFDMA’s 2019 Agritourism Business Conference (ABC 2019). The organization’s flagship event draws hundreds of agritourism operators from across North America. This year’s conference will be held at the brand new... more »

Dec. 1 fresh apple inventories at 103.3 million bushels

The U.S. Apple Association's December 2018 edition of Market News has been released.  This is the second report on the 2018 apple crop.  According to the survey, this year’s fresh apple holdings on Dec. 1,... more »

Owners of Klackle Orchards announce retirement

Changes are coming to a major Greenville, Michigan, agrtourism destination. In a Facebook post Dec. 4, owners Steve and Rosemary Klackle announced they are retiring in spring 2019 from their roles as owners and operators... more »

Cosmic Crisp launch to be ‘largest in apple history’

The team that made the popular Pink Lady brand apple a household name is gearing up to make apple history once again, this time with the variety sold under the brand Cosmic Crisp. Proprietary Variety... more »

100 attend diverse Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus tour

More than 100 farmers from as far away as Africa, Alaska and Quebec toured diverse farm market offerings in West Michigan Monday, December 3. The Great Lakes Expo Farm Market Bus Tour visited a total... more »


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