A National Agrcultural Statistics Service official in California is defending the agency's crop estimates after California Citrus Mutual became the latest of several commodity organizations to say that NASS projection for their crop was too high.
Hop growers have raised wages and offered bonuses for those workers who stay throughout the harvest.
Idaho hop growers hope a $68,250 specialty crop grant that will be used to create a central test plo
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced it is registering a new nematicide as a non-fumigant alternative to methyl bromide, which is being phased out.
While the drought is taking its toll on other nut crops, a government agency expects California walnut growers to enjoy a record crop in 2014.
Apples were Virginia’s 15th largest agricultural commodity in 2012. Farm cash receipts totaled $54 million that year.
Labor organizers continue to target Sakuma Brothers Farms, whose chairman, third-generation owner Steve Sakuma, says the real problem is immigration laws that hold back workers.
The U.S. Labor Department wants a federal judge to dismiss roughly $370,000 in counterclaims filed by farmers who were coerced into settlement deals with the agency.
Washington farmers are expected to harvest just more than 29,000 acres of hops this year, according to the USDA. That is about 10 percent fewer than the industry’s peak year in 1997.
Researchers at the University of California-Davis have been watching flight patterns of the walnut twig beetle to determine how to best use synthetic pheromones to disrupt the pest's mating. The beetle combines with a fungus to cause thousand cankers...
Early indications in Michigan are that this fall's large apple crop is holding down prices growers will get for apples processed into pies, sauce and juice.
A state survey has found that many almond growers in California are using more groundwater than usual because of a lack of surface water amid the drought. Some growers have taken out trees or delayed planting.
Irrigation districts south of Wenatchee, Wash., await low Columbia River flow to install pipes to ensure water for orchards during drawdowns. Repairs to a Wanapum Dam crack, which precipitated the irrigation problem, reach a milestone.
The soil characteristics of the Sunny Slope wine region in southwestern Idaho will be analyzed during an 18-month study financed by a specialty crop grant. Industry leaders believe this project could help Idaho attract more vineyard acres and wineries.