Northeast

Veganic fruit grower featured in Fridays on the Farm

Vermont's Arbor Farmstead was recently featured in the USDA's weekly Fridays on the Farm series. Arbor Farmstead growers Alisha Utter and Kyle Bowley grow strawberries, cane berries, other annual fruit crops and winter greens in... more »

Maine’s ‘own Apple Whisperer’ honored

Northeast grower John Bunker was recently hailed as Maine’s own “Apple Whisperer” for his work preserving old apple cultivars. Maine Governor Janet Mills and Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Amanda Beal honored Bunker... more »

Fresh produce earns ‘halo effect’ under new GMO-labeling laws

Consumers were more willing to buy unlabeled produce after being shown food tagged as “genetically modified” in a new Cornell study that comes two months before a new federal food-labeling law goes into effect. The... more »

Study: Mobile produce, farmers’ markets boost healthy eating

Smaller purveyors of produce such as mobile and farmers' markets are the cream of the crop when it comes to increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in low-income communities. Opening new supermarkets, however, has not been... more »

Startup fertilizer solution company gets $1.5M in funding

Hunter Swisher is living proof that environmental and business sustainability is not only possible, but key to the growth of his startup fertilizer solution company, Phospholutions. The 2016 plant sciences graduate from Penn State University... more »

New Jersey Department of Agriculture highlights cranberries

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher along with state officials and staff today visited Cutts Brothers Cranberry Farm in Bass River in Burlington County to highlight cranberry season. New Jersey is annually among... more »

New York-grown apples handpicked for TCS New York City Marathon

The TCS New York City Marathon will again partner with New York Apple Association (NYAA) as this year’s official sponsor to provide New York state-grown apples at the finish line, at several related events, and... more »

$1.92M in farm stress assistance grants go to WSU, others

Washington State University is one of four recipients of new federal funding that supports agricultural stress assistance. The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Oct. 22 rolled out... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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