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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... more »

Western Growers will honor Sonny Rodriguez at annual meeting

Sonny Rodriguez, president and CEO of The Growers Company, will be honored with the 2024 Award of Honor during the Western Growers' annual meeting in November. Rodriguez joined The Growers Company in 1975, a third-generation... more »

California strawberry grower Mayra Paniagua receives award

Mayra Paniagua, a second-generation California grower, has received the Strawberry Industry Impact Award from the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce. Paniagua's parents migrated from Mexico, starting out as pickers and eventually moving up to... more »

Lessons learned: A look at how everything farmers buy and sell is determined by others

I have been farming Michigan blueberries my entire life and my family has been farming them since 1956. I am the president of the Michigan Blueberry Advisory Committee and the manager for Kamphuis Farms in... more »

Fast Company names Driscoll’s to list of innovators

Berry company Driscoll’s has been named to Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024. This year’s list spotlights businesses that are shaping industry and culture through their innovations. Alongside the World's... more »

Stemilt’s West Mathison named Apple Citizen of the Year

West Mathison, president and CEO of Stemilt Growers for 19 years, is the 2024 Apple Citizen of the Year. The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival awarded Mathison the honor on Feb. 10 at the Performing... more »

2023 Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Awards

The Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News recognized the hard work of the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Award Class of 2023 during a reception Dec. 5 at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable... more »

Michigan agriculture department to honor exporters

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is accepting applications for the 2024 Michigan Ag Exporter of the Year award. The Lansing, Michigan, MDARD annually recognizes a food, agriculture, or forestry exporting business... more »

Growers to be inducted into Texas Produce Hall of Fame

Texas Produce Hall of Fame to induct growers Growers to be inducted into Texas Produce Hall of Fame The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) plans to induct five individuals into the Texas Produce Hall of... more »

Wish Farms owner inducted into Florida strawberry hall of fame

Gary Wishnatzki, owner of Plant City, Florida-based berry grower Wish Farms, has been inducted into the Florida Strawberry Growers Association Hall of Fame. “Gary has been a lifelong supporter of the Florida strawberry industry and... more »

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