Italy’s apple-focuse show rich on technology

Apple growers knew they were in for something special as they entered Interpoma 2022 and were greeted with drones picking apples.  The Nov. 17-19 international apple-centric show was in Bolzano in northern Italy, near the... more »

Deere 2023 startup collaborators released

The names of the ag tech companies chosen for Deere & Co.’s 2023 Startup Collaborator program have been released. The program helps John Deere improve precision technology in its agriculture and construction equipment. “This year’s... more »

Ed sessions shine at SE Regional Fruit & Veg Conference

Fruit Growers News managing editor Chris Koger is attending the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia. At the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference, growers are attending sessions,... more »

Virginia Tech drone research wins national kudos

Virginia Tech faculty have been nationally honored for a multistate project that helped accelerate the use of unmanned aircraft systems in agriculture and natural resources. Several faculty members in Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and... more »

New CEA members aid group’s mission

The Controlled Environment Agriculture Alliance (CEA) has elected new board members. The association welcomed eight new members at its Dec. 21 annual membership meeting. New board members include these producer members: • Local Bounti, •... more »

Peterson Farms expands logistics through trucking company purchase

Enlarging its distribution capabilities, the owners of Peterson Farms have purchased JVC Enterprises Inc. The Byron Center, Michigan-based JVC is a trucking company that specializes in temperature-controlled and dry transportation. "The addition of JVC Enterprise,... more »

2023 World Ag Expo releases new product winners

World Ag Expo is honoring companies competing in a new farm products competition. The event has named winners of the 2023 Top-10 New Products Competition. The winning entries are scheduled to be showcased during the... more »

USDA funds solar crop dehydrators startup

JUA Technologies International (JTI), an agriculture technology startup that manufactures solar-powered crop dehydrators, has received a two-year U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to further develop its multipurpose solar dehydration technology. The $600,000 Phase II Small... more »

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