Letters To The Editor

Our carbon footprint and other energy issues I just read your column in the January issue of The Fruit Growers News (“Editor has energetic resolution for the coming year,” page 35). I laud you in... more »

Strawberry Harvest Sets Record in ’07

A damaging freeze in January 2006 helped strawberry production in California last year grow by nearly 7 million trays - each equivalent to 10 pounds of strawberries - the California Strawberry Commission said Monday. Salinas... more »

Labor Audit a Nightmare Scenario for Farm Market

Abigail Jacobson didn’t want to spread doom and gloom, but she had a story to tell about Friday the 13th that would scare the pants off any farm marketer. Jacobson’s business, Westview Orchards & Cider... more »

Great Lakes Water Compact Still Spurs Controversy

Michigan – and the other seven states and two Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes Basin – is either undertaking one of the greatest environmental protection and conservation measures in the history of the world,... more »

An Energetic Resolution for the Coming Year

It’s a great year to make New Year’s resolutions. Elections are coming this fall, and from the amount and earliness of the political activity, everybody seems to be getting primed to cast a few important... more »

Prices of Juice Apples Have Gotten Positively … Juicy

After nearly a decade of low and flat prices for juice apples, prices were sharply higher this fall, rising for the second year in a row. Apple juice concentrate, which cost as little as $4... more »

Extension Losing Its Personal Touch in Pennsylvania

This is the seventh and final story in a series about the future of Extension. The image of the county Extension agent riding in a pickup all day, visiting local farmers and doling out general... more »

Record Blueberry Crop Expected

The Oregon blueberry harvest is almost completed, with record production and prices expected, according to the Oregon State University Extension Service. The Register-Guard more »

Young growers ask: Should we open the door?

On any summer Saturday, you can find Sidney Kuhn at one of the farmers’ markets where the Kuhn family sells fruits and vegetables every week from May through October. But come Monday morning, she’s back... more »

Chicago Markets Drive Profitability at K&K Farms

Farmers must consider themselves fortunate when they see long lines of cars caught in snarled traffic on television – even around relatively small urban areas. Thank heavens they don’t have to commute to work! But... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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