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Tart cherry industry to vote on marketing order

Tart cherry growers and processors in seven states will vote from March 10, through March 28 on whether to continue their federal marketing order.Growers and processors who have produced or processed tart cherries in Michigan,... more »

Preliminary 2012 ag census data released

USDA released the preliminary 2012 Census of Agriculture results on Feb. 20. Key findings include an increase in the value of agricultural products sold in the United States totaling $394.6 billion in 2012, up 33... more »

Tart cherry producers to vote on marketing order

Tart cherry growers and handlers will soon decide whether to extend the life of their industry’s federal marketing order, known as the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB), for another six years.USDA will send ballots to... more »

USApple promotes heart health

February is American Heart Month, and USApple and its members are contributing to this important moment by launching a digital campaign centered on apples’ many heart health benefits.Through its “28 Days of Apples” initiative, USApple... more »

USDA extends Arctic Apples comment period

USDA has extended the public comment period on the deregulation of Arctic Apples, which have been genetically modified to be non-browning. The comment period now expires Jan. 30. For more information or to make a... more »

China could be big market for blueberries

Speaking to a farm group in December, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he learned from a recent trade mission to Asia that the Chinese people “love Michigan blueberries. That’s an example of the opportunities we... more »

Arctic Apples still seeking approval

USDA opened a second round of public comments on the deregulation of Arctic Apples, which have been genetically modified to be non-browning. The comment period expires Jan. 30. Since 2011, Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), based... more »

Members appointed to blueberry council

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed nine members and their alternates to serve on the national U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. Each representative will serve a three-year term of office beginning Jan.1.Members appointed include producers... more »


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