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Great American Media Services to launch National Nut Grower print, digital brand

Great American Media Services, the award-winning publisher of leading B2B agriculture magazines Fruit Growers News, Vegetable Growers News, Spudman, Produce Processing and Organic Grower, is expanding its Specialty Agriculture Group with the launch of National... more »

Grape crop drops to second place in Kern County ag report for 2019

The 2019 almond crop in Kern County, California, was reported to be higher than the value of its grape crop for the first time since 2011. That includes almond by-products, and table grapes and raising... more »

$50B in cash receipts for California farmers and ranchers in 2019

In 2019, California’s farms and ranches received more than $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents a slight increase over reported cash receipts for 2018. According to a news release, California’s agricultural... more »

USDA lists more eligible commodities for CFAP; deadline extended

USDA announced Aug. 11 that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program in response to public comments and data. Additionally, USDA is extending the deadline to apply for the program to Sept.... more »

Additional commodities eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

USDA announced July 9  an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and that USDA has made other adjustments to the program based on comments received... more »

Full statistics now available for California crop year 2018

In 2018 California’s farms and ranches received almost $50 billion for their output. This represents a slight increase compared to 2017. California remains the leading U.S. state in cash farm receipts. California’s agricultural abundance includes... more »

Entomologist’s work benefits Kern County, California, agriculture

University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension entomology advisor David Haviland has been recognized by his peers, his clientele, and extension directors who oversee programs in 14 western U.S. states. It's a Cooperative Extension hat trick unusual among... more »

Warm winter renews concerns about orchard chill in California

National Public Radio highlighted a growing concern for San Joaquin Valley tree fruit and nut farmers - diminishing winter chill in an age of climate change. "Warm winters mess with nut trees' sex lives," reported... more »

Semios gets $75M in funding to expand large IoT network in agriculture

Semios, a precision farming platform for permanent crops, has raised $75 million U.S. in private equity funding to advance the development of its data-driven crop management solution. The financing was led by Morningside Group, a... more »

USDA issues third Tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Feb. 3 the third and final tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign... 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

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