Marketing

BelleHarvest introduces earth-friendly sustainable packaging

BelleHarvest, Belding, Michigan-based apple distributor, continues to push the limits of the apple industry by introducing new 100% recyclable, sustainable packaging. The earth-friendly cartons are an industry first and just launched this month. According to... more »

U.S. Trade Representative’s efforts to protect Southeastern growers lauded

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association has applauded and supported the U.S. Trade Representative’s efforts to protect Southeastern produce growers. "This is a great first step to saving the domestic produce industry in the... more »

October proclaimed Michigan Apple Month

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October to be Michigan Apple Month, recognizing the importance of the Michigan apple industry. Michigan is known for its diverse agriculture, which includes many specialty crops such as apples. Apples... more »

Detroit Free Press report outlines challenges of tart cherry industry

They’re a treasured old-time sight in Michigan – cherries and the miles of orchards where they flourish Up North. According to a Sept. 28 Detroit Free Press story, Michigan is the nation’s top producer of... more »

Joint statement issued on the Blueberry 201 investigation

A statement released Sept. 28 was unanimously approved by the board of directors of the U.S. Highbuh Blueberry Council (USHBC) and the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) regarding the 201 investigation. "We recognize the real... more »

Ag groups urge USTR, Congress to support membership in WTO

A coalition of 62 leading U.S. agriculture stakeholders today called  sept. 24 for continued U.S. membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO). The letter was sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and leaders of... more »

Promotion of farm projects part of Ohio State virtual program

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES )Center for Cooperatives is working to help businesses keep things moving forward in these difficult times. Marketing is a key aspect to maintaining... more »

CDC publishes new considerations documents, including for farmers’ markets

The following information was shared by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Updated CDC guidance on COVID-19 and food access sites The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges across the United States. Access to healthy, nutritious food... more »


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