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Industry Viewpoint: Farm bill in the homestretch
It’s the dog days of summer in Washington, DC, and Congress is a step closer toward enacting one of its top agenda items, the 2018 farm bill. Prior to the Fourth of July, the Senate passed a farm bill by a vote of 86-11, and on its second attempt, the House squeaked through a bill by a 213-211 vote. Before Congress left town for the August recess, both chambers voted to go to a Conference Committee to reconcile the differences... Read more

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Fowler Farms continues its efforts to build the most cutting-edge facilities
In its continuing effort to build the newest and most technically advanced facilities, Wolcott, NY-based Fowler Farms has embarked on another building campaign this past spring. David Williams, vice president of sales and marketing, said the company continues work on its main farm in Wolcott. “Our work here is on new controlled atmosphere storage rooms that... Read more

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NYAS expecting a strong New York apple crop
Seasonal climates and soil in New York makes for some of the country’s most flavorful and high-quality apple varieties. And Glenmont, NY-based New York Apple Sales is on top of every variety that’s grown in the state. In fact, the company is the most diversified grower-marketer in New York. By partnering with grower families from regions across the state, it... Read more


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Okanagan adds to management team as co-founder retires
Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., the developer of nonbrowning Arctic apple varieties, has made several significant hires that will be key to the company’s continued growth.  JF Gamelin joined OSF’s senior management team as director of sales and is responsible for leading sales operations for Arctic... Read more