Growers asked to tax themselves

Michigan growers to vote in February on proposed Tree Fruit Commission.

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Merivon labeled in New York

  • May 20th, 2014

Merivon fungicide has been registered for use on pome and stone fruit in New York. In field trials, it has controlled diseases such as apple scab and powdery mildew in pome fruit and brown rot in stone fruits, according to information from the ­manufacturer, BASF.

The active ingredients are equal [...]

  • Schlect: On a roll

Schlect: On a roll

  • May 13th, 2014
Anne MacMillan has left her post as deputy chief of staff to Secretary Vilsack at USDA to join Roll Global,
  • Growers make H-2A work

Growers make H-2A work

  • May 1st, 2014
Washington is the fourth largest employer of H-2A workers in the country after North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

USApple president visits the other Washington

  • April 30th, 2014

Jim Bair, president of the U.S. Apple Association, visited Washington State this week for the first time since taking over the helm of the organization from Nancy Foster at the beginning of this year.

Bair, who grew up on a row crop and lifestock farm in Iowa, has 30 years [...]

Michigan growers worry about labor

If nothing gets done to solve immigration issues this year, and, with it, assure a supply of domestic seasonal workers for agriculture, farmers will have to find ways to adjust.

Dawn Drake, manager of the Michigan Processing Apple Growers, said that Michigan Farm Bureau and its affiliate, the Michigan Agricultural [...]