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Skelly’s Farm Market adapts to retail agriculture

A traditional Midwestern farm that raised 350 acres of field crops and milked 50 cows a day has successfully converted to a small vegetable growing and farm market business over the past 26 years. ... more

Prevention is key against insurance claims

Precaution and prevention are key factors in making sure your farm is properly insured and protected against claims. Mark Epple, a Michigan Farm Bureau Insuranc... more

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New Michigan Vegetable Council President Optimistic

Kent Karnemaat was just a lad in grade school when his father, Al, decided he'd worked for other farmers long enough and bought his own farm. Now, 30... more »

Go-Getter Family Builds Vibrant Market

For Bill and Michelle Bakan of Maize Valley Farm Market in Hartville, Ohio, just being big farmers wasn't going to save the farm. They needed to sell ... more »

Oklahoma Farm Shows Kids How Things Grow

Search the Internet with the phrase "starting a farm" and you'll be given 37 million pieces of advice. Weeding out the good advice from the bad and th... more »

Farm Labor Crisis Has Hidden Dimensions

When countries are ill-governed or divided into strident factions, their citizens often vote with their feet and leave. While the United States was fo... more »

Fruit, Vegetable Industries Have Fresh Reason for Hope

Trade show season always is exciting because you get the entire industry together to talk about the past growing season and the possibilities of the f... more »

Farmers’ Markets Connect Urban, Rural Residents

The societal distance between America's rural areas and its urban centers has never been as great as some might suggest. In large part, our cities dev... more »

Hunts Point Terminal Merchants Look to Remodel Market

Plans are being made to modernize Hunts Point Terminal Market, that place in upper New York City where some $2 billion worth of fresh fruits and veget... more »

High Tunnels Bring High Returns

Production of fruit and vegetables in high tunnels is growing rapidly, with new growers and new crops finding their comfort zone under those plastic r... more »

Congress Weighs Crackdown on Junk Food in Schools

A major battle may be in the offing, as food and beverage manufacturers work to keep their products off a new junk food list USDA will be preparing if... more »

Community Gathers At Terhune Orchards

When Pam and Gary Mount bought Terhune Orchards in 1975, they weren't just looking to run a farm. They wanted to create a community gathering place, a... more »


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