Legal & Regulatory

USDA shares details on relief program for apple and pear growers

By |September 7th, 2018|

U.S. apple and pear growers who may be harmed by ongoing international trade disputes will be able to apply for the federal government’s relief package beginning in October.

Tree fruit added to U.S. relief program for food impacted by trade disputes

By |August 28th, 2018|

The Food Purchase and Distribution Program will buy up to $1.2 billion in food products “unfairly targeted by unjustified retaliation.”

Gala on pace to topple Red Delicious’ reign

By |August 23rd, 2018|

Day 1 at the 2018 US Apple Outlook: U.S. growers expect Red Delicious to yield its place as the leading variety by volume for the first time in more than 50 years.

Vineyard sprayers: Applying knowledge

By |August 23rd, 2018|

Washington State University sprayer evaluation helps growers optimize vineyard sprayer performance.

Before you dig

By |August 6th, 2018|

Simple check can avoid underground dangers.

Good to Know: Food safety Q&A

By |July 31st, 2018|

To keep you abreast of the latest information, Good Fruit Grower, in cooperation with industry professionals, is presenting an occasional column to answer some of the more frequently asked questions about implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Proposals wanted for National Clean Plant Network projects for 2019

By |July 24th, 2018|

APHIS will accept proposals through Oct. 12 and anticipates awarding a minimum of $5 million in cooperative agreements.

Washington State Ag Department seeks grower input on top priorities

By |July 17th, 2018|

The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is asking growers and industry workers to take part in a survey to identify top priorities for the program.

USDA extends labor housing program to growers putting up H-2A workers

By |July 10th, 2018|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture administrates loans and grants designed to employers who build or improve housing for farmworkers, but they had always been restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

What makes a ‘cultural’ orchardist?

By |July 5th, 2018|

Researchers examine how growers pick nonchemical pest management tactics.

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