Fewer South Carolina Peaches in Stores

Peach lovers are going to have a bit more of a challenge this year satisfying their yearning for the perfect peach. Greenville News more »

Time To Lobby Hard for Farm Worker Reform Legislation

Well, it finally happened – the long awaited legislation to reform immigration and tighten U.S. borders finally came to Congress for debate. The AgJOBS provisions many farm groups wanted is in the package, along with... more »

Tanners Orchard Serves Up Fun for Illinois Visitors

John Tanner grew up on his family’s fruit farm, but, given its location 5 miles down a bumpy dirt road, its position wasn’t much of an asset for what he had in mind. So, in... 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 »

Annual Fruit Crop ‘Guesstimate’ to be Held June 20

The 52nd Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association (MFFPA) and drawing participants from across the nation, is scheduled for 2 p.m. June 20 at the Amway Grand Plaza in... more »

Quarantine Issued To Control Spread of Plum Pox

The Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) has established a state quarantine to prevent the spread of plum pox, a disease that affects stone fruit such as plums and peaches. MDA detected the virus in a... more »

No Peaches, Few Apples Left in Missouri After Freeze

The recent cold snap pushed temperatures well below freezing, killing much of Missouri's fruit crop. Brownfield Network more »

Irvin: N. Georgia Peaches, Apples Wiped Out

Agriculture officials say cold weekend weather led to an unseasonable frost that damaged peaches and other crops across the Southeast. more »

Frozen Easter Spoils Fruit Crops Across Eastern U.S.

A wave of Arctic cold swept over the eastern United States a few days before Easter, doing extensive damage to fruit over a wide area. “Now you know why they call it the Corn Belt... more »

Illinois Peach Growers Give Chilly Forecast for This Year’s Crop

With each cut into his orchard's baby peaches revealing only blackness, Tom Schwartz suspected what many fellow Illinois fruit growers are fretting about: This year's crop could be the pits. AP Wire more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom


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