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Keynote at OPS 2022 to address ocean plastic

Every year, more than eight million tons of plastic waste escapes into the world’s oceans, the equivalent of setting five garbage bags full of trash on every foot of coastline around the globe. What if... more »

Organic Produce Summit to look at organics in era of inflation

“Organics in an Era of Inflation and Changing Consumer Behavior” will be the subject of the fourth educational session at the upcoming Organic Produce Summit 2022, featuring an exclusive sales analysis of organic fresh produce... more »

Organic fresh produce sales up 4% in Q1 2022

Total organic fresh produce sales for the first quarter of 2022 increased by 4% from the same period last year, topping $2.3 billion for the quarter, according to the Q1 2022 Organic Produce Performance Report... more »

New guide to USDA sustainable farming programs published

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has published its brand new, fully updated Growing Opportunity: A Guide to USDA Sustainable Farming Programs. This free, comprehensive, practical guide is for farmers and ranchers who want to better... more »

Organic Produce Summit to address sustainability in the supply chain

With greater emphasis and importance placed on sustainability efforts from organic growers and the grocery community, industry leaders will examine how the organic fresh produce industry is addressing the obstacles, opportunities and future of sustainability... more »

Naturipe owner increases blueberry production in Southeast US

Naturipe, one of the world’s largest producers of fresh berries, has increased organic and conventional blueberry production in the Southeast U.S. Over the last year, Michigan Blueberry Growers (MBG), an owner of Naturipe Farms, has... more »

Certified organic agriculture production data gathered by USDA

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting the 2021 Organic Survey to gather new data on certified organic crops and livestock commodities in the United States. This effort is critical to help determine... more »

‘Organic Management of Postharvest Decays’ webinar planned

Washington State University (WSU) Tree Fruit Extension will hold a webinar titled "Organic Management of Postharvest Decays on March 9. The event will take place at 8:30 am. Pacific. Participants will learn about best management... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

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