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 »

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 »

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