Gene Veliquette, 1947-2015

By |June 12th, 2015|

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Michigan’s cherry industry lost a visionary leader with the death of Gene Veliquette. The influential grower died June 7 in

Organic exemption expected soon

By |June 9th, 2015|

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture will soon introduce a rule exempting organic growers from paying mandatory promotion assessments to federal

Clubs exclude many growers

By |June 9th, 2015|

Varieties are managed to create a controlled scarcity of product.

New apple varieties excite consumers

By |June 9th, 2015|

But there's not room in the grocery store for all the contenders.

Apple varieties from A to Z

By |June 8th, 2015|

Sink your teeth into this alphabet of apples

Broetje Orchards to pay $2.25 million fine for hiring illegal immigrants

By |June 4th, 2015|

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Broetje Orchards of Washington State, one of the country’s largest apple growers, has agreed to pay a $2.25 million fine

Evan Kruse, Young Grower from Roseburg, Oregon

By |June 2nd, 2015|

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grower / Roseburg, Oregon
age / 34
crops /  Diversified farm with fruits and hay
business / Kruse Farms
other experience / Fourth generation

Will Honeycrisp become a victim of its popularity?

By |June 2nd, 2015|

Will Honeycrisp become a victim of its popularity?

New guide focuses on non-crop host plants used by spotted wing drosophila

By |June 1st, 2015|

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Spotted wing drosophila do not depend on fruit and berry growers’ crops for their food, shelter, and reproduction. They can

Who’s going to sell all these apples?

By |June 1st, 2015|

And who's going to buy them?

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