PBH welcomes Naturipe’s CarrieAnn Arias as 2022 Chairman of the Board

The Produce for Better Health Foundation has welcomed its 2022 Executive Committee, including 2022 Chairman of the Board, CarrieAnn Arias, vice president of marketing for Naturipe Farms. Approved during the recent PBH Board of Trustees... more »

‘Drastic loss’ in apple exports to SE Asia seen as Chinese New Year begins

The U.S. Apple Association said on Jan. 27 apple exports to Southeast Asia have declined by 40% in the last three years. The drastic drop in exports is especially being felt as Chinese New Year... more »

Up 5.5%, organic sales top $9B in 2021 in US produce sector

Organic fresh produce grew sales by 5.5% in 2021, topping $9 billion for the first time, and outpacing conventionally grown produce in year-over-year gains in both sales and volume, according to the 2021 Organic Produce... more »

Rise in ag ‘channels’ shown in new consumer food insights

As part of the Local and Regional Food Systems Response to COVID-19 project, in the fall of 2020 a team of researchers conducted a national survey of over 5,000 households. The survey provides important insights... more »

Exports lost during 2018 trade war cost farmers $27B

A 2018 trade war had high costs for U.S. farmers. The USDA reports in a new study that tariffs on agricultural exports led to $27 billion in trade losses. At the commodity level, export losses were far... more »

Total number of apples in storage on Jan. 1 are 7% less than 2021

The U.S. Apple Association has released its January 2022 edition of USAppleTracker. According to the survey, the total number of apples in storage on Jan. 1, 2022, was 122.6 million bushels, 7% less than last... more »

Sales pass 2020 in dollars; volume declines for 2021 produce

The fourth quarter of 2021 was disrupted by high levels of COVID-19 cases, high inflation and continued supply chain disruption. “Americans are very aware of inflation, with 43% perceiving prices to be a little higher... more »

Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association boosts consumer marketing

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA), announced Jan. 11 the 2022 consumer-focused marketing plan, Every Bite Count! The goal of this new marketing plan is to educate consumers on the impact and importance... 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

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

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