Pike Place Market Celebrates a Century in Seattle

Pike Place Market turned 100 this year. I didn’t know that when I was planning our honeymoon, but it turned out to be a convenient coincidence. It gave me an excuse to write this column.... more »

Battle to eradicate plum pox continues in three states, Canada

The battle to rid North America of the plum pox virus, first detected in Pennsylvania in 1999, is proceeding unabated in the four areas where it has been found. The burden imposed on growers by... more »

U-Pickers Won’t Be Grinning

Peaches and Asian pears usually start to ripen this time of year at Reed Valley Orchard in Bourbon County, nearly ready for people to come pick. Not this year. more »

S.C. Peach Crop Hit Hard by Freeze

This will be a year to remember for South Carolina's peach growers. The Times and Democrat more »

Peach Growers Get Help for Lost Crop

The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared Thursday that Greenville and Spartanburg peach farmers are eligible for disaster farm relief, providing critical help for the farmers who generally lost their entire 2007 crop in an April... more »

Not Much Fruit to See on Illinois Hort Tour

“It’s going to be a tough show to do. There’s not a whole lot to look at.” That was Larry Flamm’s assessment the week before the Illinois State Horticulture Society annual field day tour was... more »

Hard Work, Imagination Make On-farm Business Flourish

In 1984, Harold and Janice Wagner started with an old farmhouse, a drive shed and 50 acres of untilled ground just outside of Windsor, Ontario. They’ve put money and sweat equity into the property, but... more »

Guesstimators Find Large Fruit Crop, Record Sweet Cherries

By Dick Lehnert and Matt MilkovichThe Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association held its 52nd annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate June 20, giving growers and packers an early look at the potential size of the nation's fruit... more »

Freeze Losses Ripple Across State Economy

While consumers can expect to pay $1.50 to $2 a pound for South Carolina peaches, losses from the Easter freeze are rippling through the state, experts say, and they're substantial. Greenville News more »

Some Blackberries Available; Blueberry Crop Looks Good

Grace Gunter is just going to buckle down and buy South Carolina peaches this year despite their high price following an April freeze that wiped out 90 percent of the area's peach crop. Greenville News more »

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