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WSU contest to name apple cultivar

For more than 20 years, Washington State University’s (WSU) newest apple has been known by a mix of numbers and initials. It's now time for apple lovers to give WA 64 a name. An online... more »

Enza Zaden refocuses departments to serve grower customers

In a change that reflects global seed breeder Enza Zaden’s awareness of accelerated change in the seed industry, the company has integrated two of its departments. During the past three years, Enza Zaden integrated departments... more »

Georgia growers reject wine & grape marketing order

The Peach State’s wine producers have again failed to approve a new marketing order. Only 39% voted in favor of passage, falling short of the required two-thirds needed for passage, according to an April 5... more »

Michigan tree fruit research program reapproved

With a 63% approval, Michigan’s apple, cherry, peach and plum producers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Tree Fruit Research and Development Program. Established in 2014, the Michigan Tree Fruit Research and Development... more »

BioConsortia raises $15 million to expand research

BioConsortia Inc. has closed an internal financing round of $15 million The company, which discovers, designs and licenses microbial products, plans to use the funding to finance expanded development of products designed to increase crop... more »

Strawberry yields increased through UCCE research  

Troubled by puny plants, low yields and persistent mite problems, third-generation Southern California strawberry grower Glen Hasegawa was ready to give up on his transition from conventional to organic 12 years ago. “I’ve always liked... more »

Winegrape research seminar registration opens

Registration is now open for a seminar designed to share viticulture and enology research outcomes with growers. Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE), the Washington wine industry’s annual signature research event, is scheduled for... more »

Organic group adds Spanish-language soil health course

Editor's note: Spanish-language version below. (Español abajo.) The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has a free online course in Spanish, focused on the importance of improving soil health for agricultural production. With partners at the... more »

Commentary: The original food bully and the Dirty Dozen

Editor's note: Through its safefruitsandveggies.com consumer website, the Alliance for Food and Farming responds to the Environmental Working Group's annual Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists. The legacy of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is... more »

Consumers don’t blame farmers for rise in food prices

Although consumers continue to feel the sting of high food prices — the Consumer Price Index rose by about 25% from 2019-23 — most of them aren't placing the blame on farmers. The survey about... more »

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