Featured stories about New York appear in this issue.
Fruit companies in states from Washington to Michigan are scrambling to determine how to promote the health benefits of their products without having them [...]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not require producers of conventional foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to notify the agency about their [...]
There seems to be no let up in the trend towards larger volumes of grapes. Growers across the nation produced a record grape crop [...]
A farm family in central New York is setting itself apart from other commercial growers by focusing on growing flavorful and unique varieties.
Planting decisions [...]
With 30 acres of apricots, the Nicholsons are among the largest apricot growers east of the Rocky Mountains.
Fully ripe, sweet apricots are difficult to [...]
Apple russet ring disease.Cherry ugly fruit disease, caused by infections of Prunus necrotic ringspot virus in combination with other as yet undetermined factors.Pear stony [...]
The Brown family of Waterport, New York, has grown apples and other crops for more than 200 years on the same farm, located along [...]
Rank in apple producing states2 Number of apple growers700 Acres of apples45,000 [...]
Cherry growers from the Pacific Northwest will converge in Yakima, Washington, on January 13 for the annual Cherry Institute. Program highlights include pest management, [...]
At Beak and Skiff Apple Farms, located south of Syracuse in Lafayette, New York, adding value to apples takes center stage."We’ve taken the approach [...]
Beak and Skiff Apple Farms is not one for standing still. A distillery is being considered as their next venture.The Lafayette, New York, family [...]
Too often, entrepreneurial-minded growers love the idea of their farm business more than actually running the business, says Bev Connell, principal of Nova Scotia-based [...]
Shifting focus from the wholesale market to retail sales and value-added products is helping some growers survive in a tough, competitive tree fruit market.New [...]
From Wolf River apple soup to the earthy flavors of sturgeon seared in the juice of Bramley’s Seedling, Andrea Carlson has a knack for [...]
The New York Apple Association, charged with promoting fresh and processed apples, targets its efforts to educating in-state consumers about the health benefits of [...]
Stemilt Growers, Inc., in Wenatchee, Washington, already handles more than twice as many apples as the entire British Columbia, Canada, fruit industry. But company [...]
A stable apple processing market translates into stable production of processed apples, says a central New York State orchardist.
“I’m very glad to have a [...]
With less than five million boxes of apples to sell, B.C. fruit growers can’t go head-to-head with their neighbors to the south in Washington, [...]
Few tree fruit growers in the West have their own cold storage, as most deliver their fruit to the packing house during harvest. [...]
British Columbia apple growers are nervous about Washington State’s tremendous production capacity. Washington’s apple crop is down slightly this season at an estimated 95 [...]
It’s not enough these days for tree fruit orchards to be productive. To remain competitive, they must also provide the highest quality at the [...]
The trend towards producing more red wine grape varieties continues, with production today of white varieties only slightly higher than reds. Fifteen years ago, [...]
Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration letters targeted producers of cherry products, the warnings weren’t limited to health claims about cherries. TPG Enterprises [...]
New York State’s tree fruit industry, with its volume and history tied to processing, is in transition, moving more toward the fresh market every [...]
Australia’s comprehensive and industry-focused wine research program, the envy of many around the world, is credited as a major reason for the phenomenal success [...]