Workers Scarce for Napa Grape Harvest

Immigration raids are being blamed in part for a Coachella Valley agricultural worker shortage that has reduced the table grape picking pool up to 20 percent. Napa Valley Register more »

Labor Shortage Hindering Harvest

A local labor shortage will likely force field workers to work longer hours for Coachella Valley farmers during the grape harvest. Palm Springs, Calif., Desert Sun more »

Labor Pool Short for Grape Harvest

As grape farmers gear up harvest this week, one labor contractor estimates the pool is short 20 percent. The Desert Sun more »

For five weeks in summer, Pullins family comes together to sell 28 acres of berries

Raspberries are a scratchy, labor-demanding crop, and certainly harvest season is the most intensive – and important – time of the year. That fits with the folks who operate Champaign Berry Farm. Each year, they... more »

Winery Web Site a ‘Liquid’ Asset

When Walter and Eileen Brys opened Brys Estate two years ago, they wanted a Web site that would tell their story. Founding a vineyard and winery on Michigan’s Old Mission Peninsula was the fulfillment of... more »

Honeycrisp a Beauty To Buyers, a Pain for producers

At $60 to $70 a box wholesale, Honeycrisp apples are well worth talking about – and that’s what the Fruit Ridge Pomesters did during their annual meeting this spring. Growers, processors and researchers all had... more »

Blueberry Production on the Rise

If pancakes and muffins are all there is to your blueberry experience, the best of Florida's current harvest could be passing you by. Orlando Sentinel more »

Water Key to Wine Business

It's that time of year when grape growers are beginning to see the 2007 harvest appearing in the vineyard. Salinas Californian more »

Weekend Freeze Destroys Apple Crops in Western N.C.

The weekend's freezing weather might have destroyed this year's apple harvest in Henderson County. ABC 13 more »

Michigan Farm Family Celebrates 125 Years

The Hoffman family describes their farm on Michigan’s Old Mission Peninsula as “a place to come home to.” And that’s a fitting description for the 125-year-old farm now operated by the fourth generation of family... more »

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