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Tenerelli Orchards exits wholesale, focuses on farmers markets, u-pick

Leaving the wholesale end of the business for direct-to-consumer sales via farmers markets proved a successful move for a Southern California tree fruit grower.  In the high desert an hour northeast of Los Angeles, Tenerelli... more »

Rice Fruit’s Lemonade apples offer splash of yellow

Rice Fruit Co., Gardeners, Pennsylvania, is kicking off Lemonade apple packing this season with increased volume due to recent plantings coming into production. “We’re super excited to offer an apple that’s fresh and bright, but... 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 »

USDA chief visits Rice Fruit apple packinghouse

The Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) visited an Adams County, Pennsylvania, apple packer, shipper and marketer. Under Secretary Alexis Taylor toured Rice Fruit Co. During... more »

Rice Fruit to showcase record Eastern apple crop at IFPA show

Rice Fruit Co. plans to showcase Eastern apples at this year’s IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show. The show is scheduled for Oct. 19-21 in Anaheim, California. The Gardners, Pennsylvania, Rice plans to Eastern spotlight... more »

Rice Fruit’s Lee Showalter plans retirement

Lee Showalter, a longtime apple industry advocate, fruit grower and Rice Fruit Company’s grower services manager for more than 13 years, plans to retire at the end of the year. In announcing his retirement, the... more »

Rice Fruit celebrates 110 years

Rice Fruit Co., a leading East Coast apple grower and packer, is marking 110 years of growing tree fruit. “The fresh produce industry is made of a patchwork of family narratives, stories stitched together by... more »

Florida ag industry leader Al Finch dies

UPDATED: Al Finch, president of Florida Classic Growers Inc., died June 21. He was 55. A longtime Florida ag industry leader, Gene "Al" Allison Finch, Jr., was active in the early days of the Southeast... more »

Fruit Growers News wins top publishing award

Fruit Growers News took home top honors at this year’s Eddie and Ozzie Awards Ceremony in the B2B Analysis category, for its Automation Advent article appearing in the February 2019 issue. The publication was also... more »

Wish Farms introduces Misty Organics blueberry farm

Wish Farms, the year-round grower-marketer of berries, has opened a new organic blueberry farm located in Alturas, Florida. Named for Wish Farms’ mascot, Misty the Garden Pixie, the project began as an idea in 2014.... 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

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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