Minnesota agritourism tour planned for July

A July tour of Minnesota agritourism is being offered by the North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association (NAFDMA). Thirteen farms will be visited during the two days of the tour, July 23-24, with buses departing... more »

Rainier Fruit promotes top performers Belknap and Markley

Rainier Fruit recently promoted two of its own, naming Blake Belknap as vice president of sales and Blaine Markley as director of domestic sales. Rainier Fruit is a multi-generation, vertically integrated fruit company based in... more »

Lyman Orchards donates $28,549 to the American Cancer Society

Every fall, thousands of visitors travel to Lyman Orchards in MIddlefield, Connecticut, to get lost in their famous 4-acre corn maze. This fun and festive seasonal tradition is a New England favorite that makes a major impact... more »

Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program webinar set

On May 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the availability of $27 million in grants to strengthen market opportunities for local and regional food producers and businesses through... more »

Removal of Mexican tariffs on US exports expected

In a move that could bode well for U.S. fruit exports, President Donald... more »

Strawberry season in New Jersey kicks off with ag secretary visit

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher on May 16 visited Specca Farms in Springfield Township in Burlington County to highlight the Jersey Fresh strawberry picking season. “Strawberries are one of the first fruits... more »

Apples not included in latest Chinese tariffs

U.S. apple growers may breathe a little more freely than those that farm other export crops. Apples are not included in China’s latest round of tariffs, the Washington Apple Commission’s Todd Fryhover told Seattle-based TV... more »

United Fresh releases Q1 2019 FreshFacts on Retail Report

Fresh produce continues to lead all perimeter departments in growth, according to the United Fresh Produce Association’s Q1 2019 edition of the FreshFacts on Retail report. “Health resolutions coupled with key holiday moments made Q1... more »

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