New York state confirms finding of spotted lanternfly

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has confirmed that the spotted lanternfly invasive insect has been found for the first time in New York state. The insect, which has also been discovered in Pennsylvania and Delaware, is a po... more

Viva Fresh Expo launches Gateway to Innovation Awards

The Viva Fresh Expo, hosted by the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA), has launched its first annual Gateway to Innovation Awards to recognize this region’s excellence in packaging design, new product development, food safety, machinery... more

Fine Americas’ Johnson tapped to lead Nutrient Technologies

Walnut Creek, California-based Fine Americas, a supplier of plant growth regulators (PGRs), has named Fine’s President Greg Johnson to lead Dinuba, California-based Nutrient Technologies, a foliar nutritionals company formed in 1986. Both compan... more

Illinois specialty crop conference features Huntley as keynote

The 2018 Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference and Trade Show will be Jan. 10-12, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, Springfield, Illinois. Simon Huntley, former Fruit Growers News farm market columnist,... more

Montri leaving post with Michigan Farmers Market Association

Dru Montri is leaving her position as executive director of the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA), a role she has filled  for the last 11½ years. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="242"] Dru Montri[/caption] Montri will leav... more

Massachusetts distributor honored for local agriculture support

Sid Wainer & Son, a distributor of specialty produce and food in New England, has been honored for its outstanding dedication and commitment to supporting local Massachusetts agriculture. Massachusetts Agriculture Commissioner John Lebeaux pre... more

Phytelligence hires vice president of sales for grapes

Phytelligence, a leading agricultural biotechnology company that is revolutionizing food crops, today announced the addition of Curt Granger to its team as vice president of global sales for the grapes segment. Granger will lead the comp... more

Wish Farms plans program for strawberry introduction

Wish Farms, grower-shipper and year-round supplier of strawberries has an all-new consumer-driven campaign just in time for Florida strawberry season. “The recent cooler weather we’ve experienced is great for the berries and is helping us kick... more

MRL statement endorsed by ag secretary Perdue

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement in response to the joint statement on pesticide maximum residue levels (MRLs) signed at the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires: “Th... more

Alvarez becomes president of Farmers Market Coalition

Bernadine Prince has served on the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) Board of Directors for nearly 10 years, serving six of those years as president. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="227"] Bernadine Prince[/caption] According to a news re... more

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
Get one year of Fruit Growers News in both print and digital editions for only $15.50. Preview our digital edition »

Interested in reading the print edition of Fruit Growers News?

Subscribe Today »

website development by deyo designs