Affinor Growers signs strawberry wholesale distribution agreement

Affinor Growers Inc. announced Feb. 15 that it has signed a non-exclusive agreement with Berrymobile Fruit Distribution Inc. for the distribution of Affinor’s strawberries. Berrymobile is a Vancouver, British Columbia-based-distribution company that supports and promotes... more »

Feb. 1 fresh apple holdings totaled 77.6M bushels, 0.8% less than 2021

The U.S. Apple Association has released the February edition of USAppleTracker. According to the survey, the total number of apples in storage on Feb. 1, 2022, was 111.1 million bushels, 1.4% less than last February’s... more »

Virginia MarketMaker cited for innovation in connecting growers, marketers

It doesn’t take much effort to order an item off a restaurant menu or choose a piece of produce from the supermarket. For many these days, it’s as simple as downloading an app and waiting... more »

Illinois plans 2022 Live Local: Food & Farmers Market Conference

Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB), in partnership with the Illinois Farmers Market Association (IFMA), will host the 2022 Live Local: Food & Farmers Market Conference on March 23-24 at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria, Illinois.... more »

Proposed legislation would create Office of Agritourism at USDA

House of Representatives Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, and Jennifer Wexton, D-Virginia, recently introduced the "Accelerating the Growth of Rural Innovation and Tourism Opportunities to Uphold Rural Industries and Sustainable Marketplaces (AGRITOURISM) Act." The bill would create an... more »

First peak of imported blueberries for 2022 marked by Naturipe

Salinas, California-based Naturipe, one of the world’s largest producers of fresh berries, is celebrating blueberries during the month of February. Its FeBLUEary campaign is now in its fifth consecutive year and highlights the first peak... more »

Oregon Winery Panther Creek Cellars, Third Leaf Wines unite marketing

Woodinville, Washington-based Panther Creek Cellars, a Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir producer, and Third Leaf Wines, a San Francisco-based sales and marketing company focused on wine and spirits, hospitality and luxury brands, have announced a... more »

Michigan producers of cherries to vote on program continuation

Michigan producers of sweet and tart cherries have an opportunity to vote on whether to continue the Michigan Cherry Promotion and Development Program in a referendum conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

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