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New tool calculates beekeepers’ overwintering odds and bottom line

A new tool from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) can predict the odds that honeybee colonies overwintered in cold storage will be large enough to rent for almond pollination in February. Identifying which colonies will not be worth spending do... more


Texas International Produce Association to host labor workshops

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) will be hosting two labor workshops at its corporate headquarters in Mission, Texas on Sept 24. The sessions are available for free for TIPA members along with Texas Vegetable Association, Texas C... more


NASS releases 2017 Census of Agriculture Zip Code Tabulations   

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today released 2017 Census of Agriculture data tabulated by zip code. The zip code tabulations are available through Quick Stats, NASS’ online data query tool. ... more


Tweite’s Family Farm announces this is its last season

A Byron, Minnesota, farm has been in one family for more than 100 years and they have been opening up their home to the community for the last 31 years. According to ABC6 News in Rochester, Minnesota, Tom and Colleen Tweite, owners of Tweite's... more


Organic growers: Gene-editing dialogue a bad idea

Organic grower groups on Sept. 17 wrote they are strongly opposed to opening a formal dialogue about allowing gene-editing in organic agriculture. A letter from the Organic Farmers Association (OFA), was signed by 79 organic farm organizations a... more


Rainier Fruit starts holiday giving for ‘Pears for Pairs’

Rainier Fruit recently announced a second year of its holiday charity program, Pears for Pairs, which buys socks for the homeless. The campaign launches in stores in September. Rainier will contribute a portion of the proceeds of bulk pear and bag... more


‘Wild Side’ authors describe ‘planned chaos’ of fruit farm

Vermont fruit growers Nancy and John Hayden are the authors of "Farming on the Wild Side," a book due out from Chelsea Green publishers Sept. 19. The book discusses how they reverted their property into a biodiverse, semi-wild state, phasing out s... more



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