Marketing

MBG Marketing appoints new president and CEO

The Blueberry People, the Grand Junction, Michigan-based blueberry growers’ cooperative, announced the appointment of Orrin “Larry” Ensfield as its new President and CEO, effective June 19. Upon accepting the resignation of then CEO Bob Hawk,... more »

Selling your crop to Michigan institutions this summer

With Michigan’s growing season nearly upon us, it can be helpful to stop and consider new markets for your products this year. Depending on what type of operation you have, most of your product may... more »

Captan Gold 4L now registered in California

ADAMA has received EPA approval for Captan Gold 4L liquid fungicide for use on strawberries, tree fruits and other specialty crops. A multi-site contact fungicide, Captan Gold 4L penetrates fungal spores, protecting high-value crops against... more »

Pear growers expect ‘solid, manageable’ crop in 2015

Pear Bureau Northwest gave its June projection of the 2015 fresh pear harvest: 20.4 million standard-box equivalents (about 451,000 tons), 2 percent higher than the five-year average but 2 percent lower than last year’s crop.The... more »

Michigan still adjusting to crop losses of 2012

2012 was a bad year for many fruit-producing states, but none were hit harder than Michigan. An early warm-up followed by devastating freeze events killed roughly 85 percent of the state’s apples and nearly 90... more »

Supreme Court weighs merits of reserve programs

A group of California raisin growers is challenging a federal marketing order reserve program before the U.S. Supreme Court, and depending on the ruling, the case could have far-reaching implications. The case involves raisin grower... more »

Washington: Apple dumping reports have been exaggerated

Over the last few weeks, major news organizations have reported a historic apple dump in Washington state. Millions of pounds — and dollars — were reported lost.But according to apple growers and packers in the... more »

Washington state experiencing ‘historic’ apple dump

You can smell rotten fruit from a mile away; folks in Washington state know that firsthand.Multiple news organizations have reported that the state is experiencing the largest apple dump in its history. Millions of pounds... more »

Nick Lenger joins Durand-Wayland team

Durand-Wayland announced that Nick Lenger joined the team as Northern Territory Sales Manager – Packinghouse on April 13, 2015. Lenger has over a decade of experience in packinghouse machinery sales, service and electronics with Lakewood... more »

Contest planned to find blueberry harvester

Naturipe wants to hear from innovators, developers and technology integrators who have ideas for a fully functional industrial prototype of an automated blueberry harvester.Although “The Blue Challenge” is a few weeks away from an official... more »


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