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Unsung heroes of agriculture honored

A farmworkers organization has recognized farmworkers who do honorable things in their work. Maria de Sagrario Iglesias of FirstFruits Farms has been named the winner of the first Grow the Good Farmworker of the Year Award. The inaugural progra... more


Farm bill framework released by Senate committee

U.S. Sen John Boozman, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, has released a draft of a farm bill framework on June 11. Key priorities of the framework (.pdf) include crop commodity and insurance coverage, i... more


National Council of Agricultural Employers supports DOL H-2A lawsuit

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) is voicing its support for a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor’s new H-2A regulations. The Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) announced its representation of a coalition of agricu... more


Georgia growers group join DOL H-2A lawsuit

Georgia growers are entering into a lawsuit against the Department of Labor to persuade the agency to change proposed H-2A rules. The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) added itself to a coalition of produce growers, farmers, ... more


NJSHS conducts summer orchard tour, educational programs in Morris County

The New Jersey State Horticultural Society (NJSHS) is sponsoring the 2024 Summer Orchard Tour and Educational Program from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. June 27 at Wightman Farms, located at 111 Mt. Kimbal Ave., located in Morristown. The event, hosted ... more


Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators adopts HAS Student’s Model for precision fruit growing

Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators will use a mathematical model developed by Luuk Tijssena student at HAS, to help fruit growers evaluate the financial benefits of precision fruit growing. The model aims to show how investments in advanced farming techn... more


Apple storage continues to rise

Apple holdings for June have increased, up about a third overall and across fresh and processing channels. On June 10, the U.S. Apple Association via its USAppleTracker report reported the total number of apples in storage on June 1 was 57 million... more


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