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Texas strawberry season average amid up and down weather

Texas strawberry producers have experienced an average season so far despite freezes, drought and temperature variability impacting yields, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. The growing season started in October with planting,... more »

TIPA members donate food to needy north Texans

Members of the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) are working to help needy north Texans improve their diets through a food bank donation. As part of TIPA’s healthy eating campaign, the organization partnered with the... more »

IFPA urges resolution of trade flow at US-Mexico border

The International Fresh Produce Association is encouraged by recent announcements that some of the border crossings in Texas have been reopened, the organization said in an April 14 news release. "While this action is positive,... more »

Education sessions return to Viva Fresh in Texas

With under two weeks until the 2022 Viva Fresh Expo opens the doors, the industry is preparing to gather to show its newest products and share ideas. And with that, the Texas International Produce Association... more »

Brighter Bites donates over 500,000 lbs of produce to Austin families

Brighter Bites, a national non-profit delivering fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands, has reached more than 3,500 families and 500 teachers in Austin with approximately 524,000 pounds of fresh produce this school year.... more »

Award-winning documentary, ‘The Last Harvest,’ to be part of watch party

Driscoll’s award-winning documentary, “The Last Harvest,” is heading to the big screen at the SXSW film festival, giving viewers a rare glimpse into the critical labor shortage problem in the agricultural industry – and the challenges... more »

Viva Fresh in Texas announces keynote speaker

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) has announced Dave McGillivray as the 2022 Viva Fresh Expo keynote speaker at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas on April 21-23, 2022. McGillivray might not... more »

New Mexico Ag Workforce Development Program applications open

New Mexico Department of Agriculture' (NMDA’s) Agricultural Workforce Development Program (AWD) offers incentives to the state’s agricultural businesses to hire interns. The AWD Program is intended to provide hands-on educational opportunities for students aspiring to careers... 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

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