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‘Smooth net-like russeting’ now no grade factor for Fujis

The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has amended the U.S. Standards for Grades of Apples to remove smooth net-like russeting as a grade-determining factor for Fuji apples in the U.S. Extra Fancy, U.S. Fancy and... more »

SXSW’s Hugh Forrest to keynote United Fresh’s BrandStorm 2020

Hugh Forrest, chief programming officer of SXSW (South by Southwest), will deliver a keynote during BrandStorm 2020, on Tuesday, Feb. 11 in Austin, Texas. Forrest will speak on the storied history and growing success of... more »

Commerce ruling on Turkish imports boosts struggling US tart cherry growers

As domestic tart cherry growers struggle to turn a profit, a preliminary ruling by the U.S. Department of Commerce ordering Turkish exporters to escrow funds to cover new duties of 204.93 percent under the countervailing... more »

Students study growers’ attitudes toward cultural, marketing practices

Two University of Georgia (UGA) graduate students have received grant money to pursue research into producers’ attitudes towards sustainable agriculture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program provides graduate... more »

Alpine Fresh brings new look to its brand, logo

Alpine Fresh , a grower, packer and shipper of fresh fruits and vegetables based in Miami, Florida, has launched its new brand and redesigned logo. This new logo has been incorporated into Alpine Fresh's product... more »

Processed Raspberry Research and Promotion Order terminated

The USDA announced Sept. 24 that the Processed Raspberry Promotion, Research, and Information Order has been terminated. The termination of the order ends the research and promotion program that was established in 2012 to expand... more »

Results in from Turkey cherries antidumping investigation

On Sept. 23, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of dried tart cherries from Turkey, finding that exporters sold... more »

Washington Rep. wants better apple access in India

Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Sept. 18, calling on him to elevate Washington apple access in India by reducing tariff rates for U.S. apple growers. “Washington state is... more »


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