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Dec. 1 fresh apple inventories at 103.3 million bushels

The U.S. Apple Association's December 2018 edition of Market News has been released.  This is the second report on the 2018 apple crop.  According to the survey, this year’s fresh apple holdings on Dec. 1, 2018, totaled 103.3 million bushels, 16... more


Owners of Klackle Orchards announce retirement

Changes are coming to a major Greenville, Michigan, agrtourism destination. In a Facebook post Dec. 4, owners Steve and Rosemary Klackle announced they are retiring in spring 2019 from their roles as owners and operators of Klackle Orchards.... more


CFVGA seeks tech pitch proposals for annual conference

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) seeks creators of technology that will benefit Colorado produce growers to submit proposals to present their technologies at the CFVGA Fifth Annual Conference Feb. 25-26, 2019, at the Ren... more


World apple, pear production drops on China losses

The United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service issued its biannual report, published in June and December, including data on U.S.and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments a... more


Valley Irrigation adds Mecham, Strickland to leadership team

Valley Irrigation, a business segment of Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), has hired Trevor Mecham as vice president, global technology strategy – irrigation, and Joe Strickland as vice president and general manager, North America irrigation.... more


J. Miles Reiter once again is CEO of Driscoll’s

J. Miles Reiter has reassumed the position of chief executive officer for Driscoll’s, the market leader of fresh berries, as part of planned leadership restructuring announced on Friday. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="170"] J. Miles Re... more


GFVGA hosts Agricultural Labor Relations Forum

Legislation and labor were the focus at the 2018 Georgia Agricultural Labor Relations Forum. The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association hosted nearly 100 attendees at the third annual event in Tifton, Nov. 13-14. “The Agricultural La... more


Report: MSU researchers among most highly cited

Seven Michigan State University (MSU) researchers have been recognized in the Highly Cited Researchers List, an annual compilation of the global leaders in scientific influence by Clarivate Analytics. The highlighted researchers represent the renowne... more


AgHelp makes final four in Ag Innovation Challenge

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has announced Michigan-based AgHelp Corp. of Belding, Michigan has been chosen as one of the final four teams in the 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. AgHelp Corp, led ... more


Pesticides training program benefiting Georgia growers

A state program aimed at teaching farmers and other pesticide applicators how to properly apply pesticides continues to limit pesticide drift in Georgia. The educational training system, called “Using Pesticides Wisely,” was ... more



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