American/Western Fruit Grower

Founded in 1880, American Fruit Grower® and Western Fruit Grower® magazines reaches producers, shippers and other influencers who serve the fresh and processing markets for deciduous fruits, citrus, grapes, berries and nuts. Western Fruit Grower® has additional reach to producers and others who work with unique varieties and climate and market conditions in the American West.
Fruits Stories
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Food Safety
May 6, 2016
Recall Expands For Frozen Fruit And Vegetables
CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, WA, is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables due to potential Listeria contamination. Read More
legal justice, courts
Berries
May 4, 2016
University of California Sued Over Strawberry Breeding – Again
This time it’s a private strawberry breeding company, which says the statewide breeding program has been decimated by UC-Davis. Read More
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Citrus
May 4, 2016
$6 Million Available For Antimicrobial Resistance Research
Program to develop strategies to reduce public health risks in food chain. Read More
Extreme close-up of redbay ambrosia beetle
Fruits
May 3, 2016
How To Build A Better Beetle Trap
UF/IFAS study on luring, snaring the notorious redbay ambrosia beetle earns prestigious award. Read More
Florida Everglades swamp shot at sunset
Citrus
May 2, 2016
As Hurricane Season Nears, South Florida Going Dry
All basins around the region experience rainfall deficits during April as totals fall far below average. Read More
Harvesting Tips At Kuhn Orchards
Equipment
May 2, 2016
USDA Offers New Loans For Portable Farm Storage, Handling Equipment
Portable equipment can help producers, including small and local farmers, get products to market quickly. Read More
The farmers market at the play market at Meadows Maze at Hopcott Farm
Farm Management
May 2, 2016
USDA Unveils New Urban Agriculture Toolkit
For urban farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs, the toolkit is an electronic document that helps users navigate more than 70 resources, including technical assistance and financing opportunities. Read More
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Apples & Pears
April 28, 2016
Cracks In Your Orchard’s Infrastructure Expose Bigger F…
Modern blocks can increase your production, but if your training system is shoddy, you could see major losses. Read More
Fruits
April 28, 2016
Knowing Role, Expectations Beneficial To Your Staff
Labor management is much more than just delegation. Read More
Apples & Pears
April 28, 2016
The Truth About Most Farmworkers [Opinion]
Just ask any grower who has placed a help wanted ad. Read More
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Crop Protection
May 6, 2016
Scouting Tips For Growing Grape Pest Thr…
Grape growers should be on the lookout this fall for two pests that are popping up in vineyards along the Read More
Disease Control
May 6, 2016
Avocado Tree Killer On The Move In Flori…
Devastating laurel wilt disease now reported in 61 of 67 counties. Read More
Farm Management
May 6, 2016
$8.7 Million Available In Risk Managemen…
The funds are for programs to help underserved growers and ranchers to learn how to manage long-term risks and challenges. Read More
Food Safety
May 6, 2016
Recall Expands For Frozen Fruit And Vege…
CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, WA, is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables due to potential Listeria contamination. Read More
Citrus
May 4, 2016
$6 Million Available For Antimicrobial R…
Program to develop strategies to reduce public health risks in food chain. Read More
Fruits
May 3, 2016
How To Build A Better Beetle Trap
UF/IFAS study on luring, snaring the notorious redbay ambrosia beetle earns prestigious award. Read More
Citrus
May 2, 2016
As Hurricane Season Nears, South Florida…
All basins around the region experience rainfall deficits during April as totals fall far below average. Read More
Equipment
May 2, 2016
USDA Offers New Loans For Portable Farm …
Portable equipment can help producers, including small and local farmers, get products to market quickly. Read More
Farm Management
May 2, 2016
USDA Unveils New Urban Agriculture Toolk…
For urban farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs, the toolkit is an electronic document that helps users navigate more than 70 resources, including technical assistance and financing opportunities. Read More
Citrus
April 28, 2016
Brandt Acquires Majority Interest In Uta…
Baicor will operate as a subsidiary in Brandt’s specialty formulations division. Read More
Fruits
April 28, 2016
Knowing Role, Expectations Beneficial To…
Labor management is much more than just delegation. Read More
Fruits
April 28, 2016
USDA Establishes New Partnership To Link…
Minority, women, new and beginning, military, veteran, and urban producers to receive training and information on agency services. Read More
Citrus
April 27, 2016
Meet Florida’s New Crop Of Agricultural …
Annual award program recognizes farmers practicing environmentally innovative techniques. Read More
Fruits
April 27, 2016
It’s Time To Rethink Grade Standards For…
Food waste is largely dictated by limiting produce standards. Read More
Fruits
April 27, 2016
Common Sense On Immigration [Opinion: On…
We need a guest worker program if we’re going to feed America and ensure our national security. Read More
Citrus
April 26, 2016
Deception Is A Dish Best Never Served [O…
Recent mainstream media kerfuffle over local food legitimacy stirs up the need for more clearly defined terms, better awareness among consumers. Read More
Fruits
April 26, 2016
New Study Finds Traditional Migrant Work…
Ball State University research shows many of the agricultural migrant workers of the past just aren’t migrating any more. Read More
Citrus
April 26, 2016
Farm Bureau Says Labor Visa Backlogs Thr…
Agency calls for swifter processing of paperwork so growers' requests for crews can be met. Read More
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