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Go-getter Family Builds Farm Market

For Bill and Michelle Bakan of Maize Valley Farm Market in Hartville, Ohio, just being big farmers wasn’t going to save the farm. They needed to... READ MORE »

High-density Orchards, Dwarfing Rootstocks Gaining Popularity

High-density apple orchards on dwarfing rootstocks have become common in many apple growing regions of the world. This has allowed apple growers to ac... READ MORE »

Grape Grower Optimistic About 2005

What Michigan Niagara and Concord juice grape growers need is a really good year. For many of them, it’s been four bad years running. For grower... READ MORE »

Oklahoma Grower Shares Tips and Sound Techniques

Lavon Williams has been growing blueberries for only a year, but he’s already learned enough to show other people how to do it. On June 11, Will... READ MORE »

Readers Respond: No Mandatory Pasteurization

Last month, we asked readers to weigh in on the question of mandatory pasteurization of apple cider. We were excited to see that this has been one of ... READ MORE »

New York Apple Association Thanks Readers for Revote

Now that the vote to reauthorize the New York State Apple Marketing Order is completed and approved, I wanted to take a moment to offer my appreciatio... READ MORE »

Dynamic Markets Pose a Challenge for U.S. Exporters

China, India and Brazil are large, developing countries with untapped populations and resources. Their markets are growing, as is their capacity for i... READ MORE »

New Concept Cherry Harvester Has Its Debut

For years, cherry growers have worked with large trees. It was a major challenge to contain their vegetative vigor and get them into full fruit produc... READ MORE »

Shipping Cherries by the Millions

It was July 22, deep into the cherry harvest, and the cooling pad at Cherry Bay Orchards was abuzz with activity. Cooled water poured into tanks, each... READ MORE »

Hip Apple Seeks Market Groove

A few Washington apple producers are starting to benefit from being members of an exclusive club that grows a New Zealand apple called Jazz. The varie... READ MORE »

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