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Organic Grower: Apple growing profitable, but challenging

It's all in the details when growing organic apples. Growers saw the challenges firsthand during the International Fruit Tree Association’s 66th annual conference and tours in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At a stop during the February... more »

Head of Georgia Organics leaving

Alice Rolls, the longtime president and CEO of Georgia Organics, is leaving her position. In January, Rolls will mark two decades at the organic advocacy organization. The 20 years... more »

Cider Association has urgent request for producers

The American Cider Association (ACA) is seeking insight from commercial cider makers to compile production information to provide the media, buyers and Congress with an overview of the U.S. industry. The association has sent a... more »

Registration opens for Organic Grower Summit

Registration has opened for the Organic Grower Summit 2023. Scheduled for Nov. 29-30 in the Monterey, California, the event is designed to provide growers firsthand knowledge and information in a variety of areas ranging from... more »

Bill would boost organic research, priorities at USDA

The Organic Science and Research Investment Act seeks to promote organic research priorities at the USDA and through expanded funding at research agencies and universities. Sens. John Fetterman, D-Pa., Bob Casey, D-Pa., Peter Welch, D-Vt.,... more »

Kelp-based fertilizer Afrikelp aids in managing heat stress

The record-breaking heat this summer has focused attention on measures to stay cool and safe, especially for those who work outside in agriculture and other industries. Heat can also adversely affect the crops those workers... more »

ProducePay partners with table grape grower on direct-to-retail supply chain program

ProducePay starts first direct-to-retail supply chain program First direct-to-retail supply chain program started by ProducePay ProducePay is partnering with a table grape grower to start what ProducePay calls the fresh produce industry’s first-of-its-kind direct-to-retail supply... more »

Organic Grower Summit booth registration opens

Booth registration is open for the sixth annual Organic Grower Summit. The summit is Nov. 29-30 in Monterey, California, and is presented by Western Growers and the Organic Produce Network. Booth registration is online. Organic... more »

Resource on Strengthening Organic Enforcement available

Consumer confidence in the USDA organic seal has fueled industry growth and market expansion, according to the agency’s National Organic Program (NOP), which is tasked with ensuring rules protect the organic market as it grows.... more »

OTA names new president, board members

The Organic Trade Association’s incoming president for 2023-24 is Tracy Favre, vice president of sustainability for live operations at egg company Handsome Brook Farms LLC. Joining Favre on the member-elected Organic Trade Association (OTA) board... more »

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

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Labor report: Fruit and vegetable growers voice concerns in 2024 labor survey

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

Protecting water supplies through vineyard groundwater recharge

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