Safari Ltd Wins Dinosaur of the Year Award

Safari Ltd, family-owned manufacturer and worldwide distributor of museum-quality, educational toys, has announced that Prehistoric Times magazine has awarded Safari Ltd’s Wild Safari Gyrposaurus as the 2013 Dinosaur of the Year. Catering to both retail... more »

Bair named CEO of USApple

James “Jim” Bair will join U.S. Apple Association (USApple) in January as the nonprofit organization’s president and CEO. Bair comes to the association from the North American Millers' Association (NAMA), where he worked for almost... more »

Efficiency, quality improve with new cherry packing lines

Stemilt Growers’ new cherry packing line at the company’s facility in Wenatchee, Wash., is already paying dividends by trimming labor costs and allowing operators to capture fruit sizes more accurately, according to company officials. Stemilt... more »

USDA seeking fruit, vegetable committee members

USDA has announced a call for nominations for the 2013-2015 Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee.This advisory committee examines the full spectrum of issues faced by the fruit and vegetable industry and offers the Secretary... more »

Crop insurance deadline nears for Michigan growers

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Michigan fruit growers interested in buying a new federal crop insurance policy, or making changes to an existing policy, to do so by the Nov. 20 sales closing date.... more »

Michigan plum growers discontinue program

Michigan’s plum producers have voted to discontinue the Michigan Plum Industry Development Program. The current program will end on Jan. 1, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD).MDARD conducted the recent... more »

Apple grower tests harvester in real-world conditions

A mechanical harvester that’s been in development for years finally got some experience operating during a full apple-harvest season, bringing its designers another step closer to selling the machine on the marketplace. It was early... more »

Elite Apple moves partners’ product out the door

New packing, processing and marketing facilities are being unveiled this fall to handle the burgeoning output of the Michigan apple industry. Elite Apple, a joint effort among seven Michigan grower-shippers, opened its 60,000-square-foot plant near... more »

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