Mister Mangum’s Monkey Hoax: Farming’s First Viral Prank Still Echoes Jun 1, 2023

    🕔Jun 1, 2023
    A lie repeated 1,000 times becomes truth—at least in the eyes of the gullible. Agriculture history is filled with red herrings and snake oil, but the oft-told, outrageous claim of […]

    USDA Releases Fruit And Tree Nuts Outlook Apr 4, 2023

    🕔Apr 4, 2023
    This report covers basic supply, demand, price, and trade analysis for fruit and tree nuts. Commodities discussed include oranges, berries, avocados, melons, pecans, and pistachios. A special article about raisins […]

    Trees For The Future: Developing Climate-Adapted Pecans Mar 27, 2023

    🕔Mar 27, 2023
    Georgia is the nation’s leading pecan-producing state — and University of Georgia researchers intend to keep it that way. Working with an international team of experts, four faculty from the […]

    California avocado growers expecting a slightly smaller yield, with larger fruit sizing Mar 24, 2023

    🕔Mar 24, 2023
    California farmers first planted avocados in 1856, lagging behind Florida, yet the Golden State now accounts for about 90% of production in the U.S. Among the hundreds of avocado varieties […]

    Reeling from another round of storms, California growers fight to recover farmland from flooding Mar 23, 2023

    🕔Mar 23, 2023
    California residents, farmers and ranchers have endured two intense storm systems in recent months that brought significant rainfall, snow and flooding to many areas. Storm-ravaged Californians are now bracing for […]

    USDA Releases U.S. Organic Production, Markets, Consumers And Policy Outlook Report Mar 17, 2023

    🕔Mar 17, 2023
    This report describes U.S. organic policy initiatives since 2000 and examines the importance of investment in organic research. The report also investigates key components of organic supply chains, and characteristics […]

    Lower avocado pricing expected to drive sales, says Mission Produce CEO Mar 15, 2023

    🕔Mar 15, 2023
    Mission Produce Inc., an Oxnard, Calif.-based company that sources, produces and distributes fresh hass avocados with additional offerings in mangoes and blueberries, achieved avocado volume growth of 14% in the […]

    USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Applications Being Accepted Feb 15, 2023

    🕔Feb 15, 2023
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) is accepting grant applications for projects that enhance the competitiveness of U.S. specialty crops in foreign and domestic markets. The […]

    Pecan Growers Look Forward To Increased Exports, Profits As India Reduces Tariffs Feb 13, 2023

    🕔Feb 13, 2023
    Georgia pecan growers are celebrating a huge win as India reduced tariffs on imported pecans by 70% last week following a decades-long effort to open that market for the popular […]

    Rain Lingers, But Growers Move Forward Feb 6, 2023

    🕔Feb 6, 2023
    Showers returned to some California growing areas early in the week, but nothing like the atmospheric rivers that roared through in January. Rain also is expected this weekend. For the […]


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