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H-2A changes to be addressed in Penn State webinar

To prepare growers for significant program regulation changes coming in 2023 for users of H-2A labor, Penn State Extension is planning a webinar. Through a Dec. 13 Zoom webinar, Penn State labor authorities plan to... more »

Recipients of 2022 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Awards announced

Champaign, Illinois — The 2022 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation award winners were recognized at the National Agricultural Marketing Summit in Pensacola, Florida on October 24, 2022. Awarded for the 12th consecutive year, the Innovation Award... more »

Mid-Atlantic convention features Growing Farmers leader

The keynote speaker for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention will be a grower entrepreneur who has taught other farmers how to be successful. The show has also released information on its grower-oriented educational... more »

Virginia Tech receives $80 million for climate change

Virginia Tech has received an $80 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to pilot a program that will pay producers to implement climate-smart practices on farms of all sizes and commodities, an initiative that... more »

Longtime fruit grower Daniel Boyer of Pennsylvania dies

Longtime Pennsylvania fruit grower Daniel Boyer died on Sept. 4. He was 68. Boyer was the owner of Ridgetop Orchards in Fishertown, Pennsylvania, which he ran with his wife of 46 years, Lois, and their... more »

Continue to manage fruit rot, even after harvest

Apple harvest is well underway in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and with attention shifting to getting fruit off the tree, folks might think the sprayers can be put away. The first part of September has turned... more »

Hut! Hut! SnapDragon! New York apple variety aligns with Buffalo Bills

SnapDragon is the official apple variety of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. The apple, developed in New York at Cornell University, is grown by more than 150 farmers in the state. “The Buffalo Bills organization is... more »

Look to California for day neutral strawberries for repeat blooming in East

There is significant interest in the use of repeat blooming strawberries for extended production. These “day neutral” varieties can provide good spring production with continued production into the summer and fall, depending on the planting... more »

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