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Rainier Fruit launches ‘Wholesome Heroes’ campaign

Rainier Fruit has launched a new program, Wholesome Heroes, to celebrate individuals who embody the company’s “Wholesome to the Core” marketing campaign. As a leading grower of healthy, wholesome fruit, Rainier partners with organizations an... more


MSU seeks input on impact of SWD on small fruit

Michigan State University's (MSU) Extension Small Fruit Team is seeking input regarding the impact of spotted wing drosophila on the 2017 Michigan berry production season. A Nov. 21 email message from MSU Extension Educator Carlos Garcia indicated... more


Caribbean area farmers to get more than $10 million in aid

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing $10.9 million in technical and financial assistance to help farmers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands repair damage and rebuild following hurricanes Irma and María. This investment... more


U.S. fruit exports total $6.3 billion

U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level on record. As it has done for well over 50 years, the U.S. agricultural sector once again posted ... more


Florida fruit and vegetable leader Wayne Hawkins dies

Mr. Carrol Wayne Hawkins, age 85, husband of Carole Joan “Flea” Hawkins, and a resident of Seminole County, passed away Nov. 19, 2017, in Lake Mary, Florida. Respecting Wayne’s wish of not wanting a funeral, a celebration of his life and visita... more


Stark Bro’s receive Missouri Chamber’s Fast-Track Award

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has chosen  Louisiana, Missouri-based Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co. as one of only seven companies to receive this year's Fast Track Award. The Missouri Business Awards ceremony took pla... more


Nominations for Young Apple Leaders sought by USApple

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) is seeking nominations for its USApple Young Apple Leaders program. Young apple growers who are at the start of their career through approximately age 35 are eligible to participate. Those involved in apple p... more


Minnesotan honored for developing native Midwest elderberries

he berries are often used for jam, jellies or pies.


Washington state apple pesticide residue study released

Since 2011, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission (WTFRC) has conducted annual trials to evaluate pesticide residues on Gala apples. This year, researchers applied seven insecticide/acaricides and five fungicides with a Rears airblast spra... more


Winegrape grower Winiarski named to California Hall of Fame

California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown, in partnership with the California Museum, said Nov. 14 Warren Winiarski will be inducted into the 11th class of the California Hall of Fame. Recognized for his global effort... more



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