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New York growers weigh in on proposed farm laborer overtime law

NEW YORK — Some of the state's fresh produce industry leaders say the proposed New York Farm Laborer Fair Labor Practices Act will hurt the agricultural industry, but they are relieved for a bit of compromise.

Apple Acres opens NY packing facility

Apple Acres LLC, Lafayette, N.Y., has opened a 60,000-square-foot packing facility, in time for the new apple crop, with harvest starting this month.

Crunch Time Apple Growers: SnapDragon had a monster 2018 season

SnapDragon apples experienced a huge 2018-19 season and may have an even better 2019-20 season. 

South Mill Champs introduces more Shrooms snacks, plus coffee, tea

NEW YORK — You’ve seen mushrooms transform into chewy jerky and blend with ground beef into burgers, but you might not have seen this yet.

New York Apple Association appoints board members

The Fishers, N.Y.-based New York Apple Association’s board of directors elected officers and welcomed new members.

Touring Brooklyn's Gotham Greens atop Whole Foods Market

BROOKLYN — It was a perfect summer rooftop tour party at dusk, with colorful picnic food and dozens of friendly faces talking about fresh vegetables and fruit. Check out Northeast editor Amy Sowder's video and article.

United Apple Sales hires Frank Davis, opens West Coast office

Lyndonville, N.Y.-based United Apples Sales opened a West Coast division based in Yakima, Wash., and hired Frank Davis as vice president of national business development.

What's on Baldor president Michael Muzyk's mind at United Fresh

CHICAGO — The Packer's Northeast editor, Amy Sowder, grabs Bronx, N.Y.-based Baldor Specialty Foods president Michael Muzyk at United Fresh to see what's on his mind.

EPC Leadership class continues hands-on experiences

Members of the Eastern Produce Council’s Leadership Program spent a day at the Rutgers University’s Snyder Research and Extension Farm, Pittstown, touring the farm and learning communication and leadership skills.

NY Apple Association receives TV ad award

The New York Apple Association, Fishers, has received the Telly Award for a television commercial featuring the state’s apple growers.