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Letters To The Editor

Our carbon footprint and other energy issues I just read your column in the January issue of The Fruit Growers News (“Editor has energetic resolution for the coming year,” page 35). I laud you in... more »

Great Lakes Water Compact Still Spurs Controversy

Michigan – and the other seven states and two Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes Basin – is either undertaking one of the greatest environmental protection and conservation measures in the history of the world,... more »

An Energetic Resolution for the Coming Year

It’s a great year to make New Year’s resolutions. Elections are coming this fall, and from the amount and earliness of the political activity, everybody seems to be getting primed to cast a few important... more »

Prices of Juice Apples Have Gotten Positively … Juicy

After nearly a decade of low and flat prices for juice apples, prices were sharply higher this fall, rising for the second year in a row. Apple juice concentrate, which cost as little as $4... more »

Extension Losing Its Personal Touch in Pennsylvania

This is the seventh and final story in a series about the future of Extension. The image of the county Extension agent riding in a pickup all day, visiting local farmers and doling out general... more »

Chicago Markets Drive Profitability at K&K Farms

Farmers must consider themselves fortunate when they see long lines of cars caught in snarled traffic on television – even around relatively small urban areas. Thank heavens they don’t have to commute to work! But... more »

$80 Oil Might Be a Great Incentive for Needed Change

I got a phone call recently from a man I hadn’t seen in 20 years, and it was delightful. “Remember me?” he asked. Nobody ever forgot him. Now age 90, I knew he was retired... more »

Apple Production Down, Growers Hurt Financially

Harsh weather and drought reduced, and in some cases almost eliminated, apple production in parts of the United States. Kansas City infoZine more »

Dry Weather Makes Sweet Grapes

While Indiana corn and soybean farmers lament crops lost to drought, Bill Oliver is raising a glass to the best grape growing season his vineyard has seen in years. Reporter-Times more »

Camera sorts by weight, color, shape and defects

At the new packing plant at Gilbert Orchards, a packing line recedes into the distance. Red Delicious apples are moving in individual cradles on eight parallel tracks. There are 38 packing stations along the line,... more »


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