sustainability

New climate program in Michigan aims to boost ag resilience

As Michigan's agricultural sector grapples with increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, a new initiative promises hope for farmers like Raul Gomez, operations manager at Wunsch Farms in Traverse City. The Agricultural Climate Resiliency Program, launched by... more »

Great Bear Vineyards’ biologicals focus

As the owner of Great Bear Vineyards, which will complete transitioning all grapes to organic production this year, Marcus Meadows-Smith relies on biological products to help control disease and pests. He’s not just a user... more »

Titan Farms partners with CarbonCents to reduce carbon footprint

A partnership with a carbon reduction tech firm should help Titan Farms cut its carbon footprint. CarbonCents is a pioneering technology firm specializing in carbon footprint tracking and reduction solutions. The collaboration for the Ridge... more »

Native plants give local pollinators a kick-start to the season

Mother Nature awakens her spring with a sense of renewal and fresh beginnings. Farmers are acutely in tune with the change in seasons and approach them with their own levels of intensity. They monitor their... more »

Annual California Small Farm Conference released 2025 dates

The 37th annual California Small Farm Conference is scheduled for Feb. 23-27. The 2025 edition of the conference will be offered as a hybrid and bilingual event. It will feature four days of virtual workshops... more »

California, Oregon growers introduce regeneratively grown blueberries

A regenerative agriculture supplier, AC Foods, has welcomed betterful, a line of Regenerative Organic Certified blueberries, to the market. Launched in stores in April and available through September, betterful blueberries are grown in California and... more »

BeeHero opens Australian location

BeeHero, a company that is focused on offering precision pollination services, has established a new regional headquarters in Australia. This location opening is part of a strategic plan to expand operations in support of Australian... more »

Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day registration opens

Registration is now open for the annual Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The event is scheduled for Aug. 8 in San Luis Obispo. The show is a large research and education gathering for the... more »

SVG Ventures announces follow-on investment in Verdi

SVG Ventures reaffirmed its commitment to sustainable agriculture by announcing a follow-on investment in Verdi through its Pioneer Fund.  Since its initial investment, Verdi has collaborated with leading food brands to tackle pressing agricultural challenges... more »

National Young Farmers Coalition opposes farm bill first draft

Proposed farm bill legislation released by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson misses a rare opportunity to meaningfully address the challenges facing the new generation of U.S. farmers and ranchers, according to the National... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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