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Specialty Crop Block Grant Program opportunity opens in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) on Jan. 6 announced a request for proposals through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Ag Marketing Services.... more »

American Vanguard acquires herbicide brands from Corteva Agriscience

American Vanguard Corp. has acquired four herbicide brands from Corteva Agriscience (NYSE:CTVA). These products are complementary tank-mix partners for a variety of primary herbicides used in the U.S. agricultural market. They are particularly valuable for... more »

Ag Workforce Coalition protests Adverse Effect Wage Rate impact

Following on the heels of a government-mandated increase in farmers’ labor costs, the Agriculture Workforce Coalition, on Jan. 2 urged the U.S. Senate to take up legislation to solve the agricultural labor crisis by calling... more »

2017 Census of Agriculture specialty crops data now available online

The specialty crops data shows selected 2017 Census of Agriculture statistics about specialty crops defined as “fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture).” Eligible plants must be cultivated... more »

Michigan agriculture unit offers specialty crop public input opportunity

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) on Nov. 27 announced a public input opportunity regarding the Michigan Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Public input is being sought to help ensure effective program... more »

USDA: From 2002-2017, agritourism dollars tripled

Agritourism helps U.S. farmers and ranchers generate revenue from recreational or educational activities, such as tours of a working farm or “pick-your-own fruits and vegetables” programs. Beginning and small and mid-size farms are increasingly exploring... more »

Sun World Grants new fruit licenses in Chile and Peru

Sun World International, LLC recently added South American grape companies to its list of licensees worldwide. The partnership with Sun World will allow Pronto Exports, Agrícola Interandina, Sun Fruits, to expand and build their table... more »

Sun World grants new fruit licenses in Chile and Peru

Palm Desert, California-based Sun World International, LLC. has added a Chilean and two Peruvian grape companies, Pronto Exports, Agrícola Interandina, and Sun Fruits, to its list of licensees worldwide. The partnership with Sun World will... more »

Ocean spray appoints new chief financial officer

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. recently announced that Daniel Cunha has joined the farmer-owned cooperative as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective November 11, 2019. Cunha joins Ocean Spray from Tangram Partners where he... more »

House Committee advances Workforce Modernization Act

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 received House Judiciary approval Nov. 20 Several organizations voiced support of the committee move and said the The Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019  bill marks an important step... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

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