For the better part of two decades, tomato grower Fred Leitz has regularly left the family farm in Sodus, Michigan to advocate in the nation's capital for reform of agricultural labor laws.
Leitz t... more
In an era that finds farms struggling to find and maintain an adequate workforce, effective management goes a long way in retaining the workers they do have, ac... more
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Communicating the importance of a healthy farm sector is a continual challenge. The U.S.-produced food supply is facing dozens of serious and difficul... more »
Back in "the old days," it was conventional wisdom that some people and most large corporations, given the opportunity, would do bad things sometimes,... more »
What's the state of asparagus in the state of Washington? It's hard to pin down, but change is in the air. Washington's asparagus industry is in a sta... more »
Not every farmer can say his name's his claim to fame, but Gary Sweet can. Sweet's Gourmet Sweet Corn is for sale at more than 40 locations in the cit... more »
For 30 years, Peter Barton was a commercial apple grower with 200 acres of apples. "It was easier then," he said. "We were properly equipped, our mind... more »
The governing philosophy at Okray Farms is slow, steady growth. And that's exactly what they've done over the last 100 years. What started as a small ... more »
A Michigan country gal now living the life of a struggling artist in New York's East Village has struck a blow for her folks back home with a film dep... more »
Maple Mountain Greenhouse and Strawberry Farms has a pretty good motto: "Our berries are so sweet, you'll think we dipped them in sugar." Owner Mark V... more »
From the road, it's an idyllic setting. Rows of bright green Brussels sprouts stretch a full mile across this level field in Southwestern Ontario. The... more »
It's been more than a year since President George Bush announced his immigration reform proposal, and the U.S. Congress has yet to take action on it. ... more »