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USDA: Apples and oranges are the top US fruit choices

Apples held the top spot for total fruit available for consumption in 2019 with loss-adjusted apple juice availability at 12.6 pounds (1.4 gallons) per person, fresh apples at roughly 10 pounds per person, and canned,... more »

Economic impact of ‘unfair’ trade on Florida’s ag industry estimated at $4B

On Aug. 30, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released its latest report on the impacts of Mexican imports on Florida’s seasonal producers. The report “demonstrates that Florida producers continue to suffer a... more »

Northwest cherry harvest continues to show strength

The U.S. Pacific Northwest cherry crop is exceeding late season expectations. Over 20.1m cartons had been packed as of Saturday, Aug. 21, with this season’s harvest expected to extend through until the end of August.... more »

North Carolina Agritourism Networking Association Summer Farm Tour set

A limited number of spaces are still available to attend the upcoming North Carolina Agritourism Networking Association’s Summer Farm Tour Aug. 30. To attend, interested farmers should register as soon as possible online here. The... more »

California farms harvest season’s first fresh apples

Supplying the U.S. market with the first fresh-picked apples of the season remains an important niche for California growers. But competition from other production regions continues to sour prices, prompting growers to look to expand... more »

Latest California fire stirs fears of losing farm tourists

While the Dixie Fire expanded its reach in northeastern California, a newer blaze east of Sacramento put wineries and agritourism operators on edge in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Wineries in southern El Dorado County were... more »

New Jersey peach growers taking advantage of ‘banner’ season

New Jersey peaches are still plentiful, and delicious.  Growers and packers report to the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council that this is a banner season. “The weather smiled on our peach trees this year, “says... more »

Market access to California plums granted by Japan

The USDA announced Aug. 20 that Japan has granted market access for California plums. Eliminating the phytosanitary barriers keeping California plums out of the Japanese market required multiple rounds of technical negotiations that were somewhat... more »

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Water woes challenge Western ag

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Meet the Fruit & Vegetable 40 Under Forty Class of 2021

Climatology, tree and small fruits Great Lakes EXPO topics

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