Latest Fruit farming News

USDA program keeps extra COVID-era money for fruits, veggies

Nov. 17, 2022 19:27 PM EST

U.S. agriculture officials proposed changes Thursday to the federal program that helps pay the grocery bills for low-income pregnant women, babies and young children, including extending a bump in payments for fresh fruits and vegetables allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Their lagoons languishing, precious Spanish wetlands go dry

Nov. 08, 2022 02:06 AM EST

DOÑANA NATIONAL PARK, Spain (AP) — Flamingos, herons and fish once filled a freshwater lagoon in southern Spain. Today, it's a fetid brown splotch. The whisper of wind in the grass is a sad substitute for the cacophony of migratory birds. Biologist Carmen Díaz steps onto cracked...

Yuma man gets life sentence in woman's death 2 years ago

Nov. 05, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A Yuma man was sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of a woman two years ago whose body was found in a citrus grove. Jorge Alan Aguilar-Hernandez, 23, had previously pleaded guilty to murder in the Nov. 3, 2020, killing of Kirstion Fish, 22. The two...