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Washington Fruit Distributors Expand to Meet Demand

posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:41 PM

Washington state's fruit industry is expanding as worldwide demand increases and new technologies help yield more crops. Full Story

Study Finds Destructive Medfly Entrenched In California

posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM

The study found that despite decades of costly eradication efforts by the state, the Mediterranean fruit fly and the Oriental fruit fly have not been eliminated. Full Story

Squirrel population boom frustrates fruit growers

posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:20 PM

A squirrel population boom is menacing fruit growers and others in some patches of the country. Full Story

Citrus growers sweating extended California freeze

posted on January 17, 2012 at 2:24 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - California citrus growers are sweating a hard freeze that has blanketed the nation's largest fresh-fruit market in the midst of harvest. The National Weather Service said temperatures dropped to as low as 19... Full Story

Florida Takes Advantage of Blueberry Market Gap

posted on November 4, 2011 at 4:15 PM

     HAWTHORNE, Fla. (AP) - When you think of Florida fruit, oranges, grapefruit and strawberries come to mind. But blueberries?      Hundreds of small blueberry farms have opened in the Sunshine State... Full Story

Market to Market (September 30, 2011)

posted on September 30, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Market to Market (September 30, 2011)
Full Program: Farm state lawmakers work to strengthen the agricultural safety net. Wildfires wreak havoc in Texas, thanks to the worst single-year drought in state history. Nebraskans offer their impressions of a proposed oil pipeline above the Ogallala... Full Story

Market to Market (September 23, 2011)

posted on September 23, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Market to Market (September 23, 2011)
Full Program: Global economic conditions bring out the bears. The Obama Administration targets direct payments to farmers. An eighth generation farm family brings the taste of the wide-open countryside to the narrow canyons of the big city. Market analysis with... Full Story

U.S. Apple Growers Seek Bigger Bite of Hybrid Market

posted on May 7, 2010 at 9:05 AM

ALBANY, N.Y (AP) -- Can saucy tactics give an edge to an American apple industry that's been growing since the days of the Pilgrims? Full Story

Coat Your Melons

posted on June 22, 2001 at 8:06 PM

Calcium for strong bones, and stiff melons… Honeydew, honeydew, with a life so short you last less than 12 days. Full Story

Fizzy Fruit

posted on June 8, 2001 at 8:06 PM tastes just like champagne! Full Story

Paw Paw

posted on May 11, 2001 at 8:05 PM

Researchers at Kentucky State University are looking into the native paw paw tree as a replacement crop for tobacco farmers. Full Story

Fruitful Fundraising

posted on April 27, 2001 at 8:04 PM

Parents -- Are you tired of buying a case of candy bars to raise money for your child's school? Full Story

Pollination gets the blues

posted on May 5, 2000 at 8:05 PM

Government researchers are working with the nation's fruit growers to find new pollinators for their crops. Full Story

Grape grower finds benefit in organic methods

posted on March 10, 2000 at 8:03 PM


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