California rare fruit growers swap seeds, tips

Persimmon grower Jim Bathgate handed out tiny yellow peaches to others at the California Rare Fruit Growers' annual "Festival of Fruit" and watched with anticipation as they bit into the sweet and juicy flesh. Associated... more »

Peach harvest: Hilmar family farm going strong through difficult work

In the early morning cool light, muffled thuds echo from the Bloss Avenue peach orchard belonging to Juan and Sandra Nunez.The Hilmar couple are deep into the harvest of this year's peaches, the end of... more »

Fruit, nut prices up from a year ago

According to a July 30 price report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the U.S. fruit and nut industry received about the same overall price for its crops in July as it did in June.... more »

Eckert’s celebrates 100 years in retail

By Jane Eckert The Eckert family farm began in 1837 by my great-great-great-grandfather Johann Eckert. Johann brought his wife and children from Germany and settled in southern Illinois, because the land was suitable for fruit... more »

Is There a Future in Farming?

Terry Helfrich is a field manager for a pear company. So what's he doing standing in a former pear orchard that's now filled with tomatoes, corn, bell peppers, peaches, apples, plums and cherries? Mail TribuneClick... more »

Northern Michigan farm doing ‘Royally’ well

Patrick and Sara McGuire have taken an unconventional approach to success with Royal Farms. Photo by Derrek Sigler By Derrek Sigler, Assistant Editor When Patrick McGuire proposed to his high school sweetheart Sara in 1995,... more »

New York state still fighting plum pox

New York state field survey crews place collected leaves directly into a cooler. Leaves are kept chilled from the time they are collected in the field to the time they are tested in the lab... more »

Va. Beach Trying to Put Local Fruit on School Plates

As Alexis Price walked down the lunch line at Shelton Park Elementary School, she was shocked to see the new addition to the usual peach and banana fruit selection. The Virginian-PilotClick here to read the... more »

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