Referendum vote supports renewal of NY Apple Marketing Order

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM) announced Nov.18 that the state’s apple industry has voted in support of continuing the grower-funded $2 million Apple Marketing Order (AMO) program. New York apple... more »

Produce Traceability Blue Ribbon Task Force to support growth of NY farms

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced Nov. 13 the members of the Produce Traceability Blue Ribbon Task Force, which has met for the first time on Nov. 12. According to a news... more »

Fabled Silk Road could be the route to better apples

The Silk Road – the 4,000-mile stretch between China and western Europe where trade flourished from the second century B.C. to the 14th century A.D. – is responsible for one of our favorite and most... more »

Penn State schedules annual Winter Fruit Schools

Penn State Extension has announced the dates of the annual Winter Fruit Schools: Feb. 22 and March 1, 2021. These meetings will be online-only in a format, similar to the virtual twilight meetings held this... more »

Penn State plans Virtual Ag Issues Forum on CFAP 2

Penn State Extension is partnering with the Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency to offer a webinar, titled Financial Assistance through the USDA CFAP 2 Program, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Learn... more »

Cornell’s Hudson Valley lab donates tons of fruit to local food pantries

The Hudson Valley Research Laboratory (HVRL), a Cornell center for tree fruit research in Highland, New York, donated 47,000 pounds of apples and pears to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley and Ulster Corps this fall. The contribution has helped... more »

New heirloom apple discovery pack showcases eco-friendly packaging

A network of Eco-certified orchards in the Northeast is taking their commitment to environmentally progressive practices to a new level with the introduction of an innovative eco-friendly apple package, just in time for the holidays.... more »

New Orchard Field Guide from the Penn State Extension tree fruit team

During strategic planning sessions addressing pandemic priorities, the Penn State Extension tree fruit team identified the need for a full-color pocket guide to assist growers in identifying and managing tree fruit diseases, pests and physiological... more »

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