Ag groups united

By |January 15th, 2013|

Tree fruit industry advocates believe the timing is right for Congress to pass an immigration reform bill. But it [...]

The Top 5

By |January 15th, 2013|

Is yours a family-first business or a business-first family?

Iowa farmer and author Jolene Brown explained the difference when she [...]

Good Point: What can we expect from Congress in 2013?

By |January 1st, 2013|

After the November election, the first question from members of our association, other growers, and allied associations was: “What [...]

Worried about labor

By |December 1st, 2012|

Steve Hunt, the incoming president of the Michigan State Horticultural Society, grows only one kind of fruit—blueberries—about 110 acres [...]

Farm labor solution critical

By |December 1st, 2012|

Just before the November elections, there was a flurry of farm labor-related activity in Washington, D.C.

As it turns out, [...]

GAO report documents, but doesn’t fix, H-2A

By |December 1st, 2012|

Adding new fuel to the growing fire over farm labor reform, the Government Accountability Office issued a report in [...]

Cold is hot topic at Expo

By |November 1st, 2012|

Great Lakes region fruit growers won’t soon forget 2012, the year that Mother Nature, for the first time in [...]

Planning for continued success

By |November 1st, 2012|

Those are among the reasons why the main theme of the association’s annual meeting, December 3 to 5, will [...]

Looking for a bipartisan solution

By |October 1st, 2012|

Apple harvest season last year brought home to Dale Foreman just how important a reliable labor force was to [...]

Later and later cherries

By |May 15th, 2012|

Sweetheart, a late-season cultivar developed at the Summerland research center in British Columbia, Canada, is the second-most planted variety [...]