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Michigan woman among those saluted as ‘Champions’

The White House and USDA honored 15 new and beginning ranchers and farmers as “Champions of Change” during The Future of Agriculture two-day event this week. The events celebrated agriculture leaders from across the country... more »

Cranberry industry buoyed by dried fruit market

As U.S. cranberry growers and producers struggle with low prices and a saturated market for their products, a promising new venue for distribution is appearing at the nation’s schools. In collaboration with USDA’s Agricultural Marketing... more »

Naturipe builds processing facility in Southeast

The Blueberry People held a grand-opening ceremony for its new Fresh and Value-Added Blueberry facility on July 16 in Alma, Georgia.There were over 250 in attendance between grower-members, business and community leaders, and local and... more »

Strawberries set tone for Carolina grower

Strawberries start the season at Porter Farms & Nursery, and often predict how the rest of the year will go. “If I don’t have a good strawberry year, it’s a bad year,” said Ashley Porter,... more »

Northwest pear estimate down from 2013 record

This year’s Northwest pear crop won’t be a record-breaker like last year’s, but growers were expecting quality fruit. That was the assessment in early June, when Pear Bureau Northwest (PBN) projected a fresh-market crop of... more »

Northwest pear estimate down from last year’s record

This year’s Northwest pear crop won’t be a record-breaker like last year’s, but growers were expecting quality fruit.That was the assessment in early June, when Pear Bureau Northwest (PBN) projected a fresh-market crop of 18.7... more »

Buyers cautioned in wake of BEI woes

BEI International, a South Haven, Michigan, agriculture equipment supplier that went defunct in April, left several farmers throughout the country without their promised harvesting equipment and parts – and little chance of recouping their thousands... more »

Expect to see more technology in produce facilities

There are two elements about the fresh-cut produce line of the future that we can be sure of: raw product will be received and a finished product will depart. The territory between these entry and... more »


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