Emerging concepts that enable food producers to thrive in more sustainable ways continue to take shape.One of those approaches is known as vertical farming, and the operators of an indoor system being... more
Joe Pirrone will be the next president of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC). He'll start his two-year term in 2015, replacing outgoing president Ralph Oomen.... more
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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 »
It must have been a big year for big pumpkins. Last fall, Jim Beauchemin, from Goffstown, N.H., had the largest pumpkin at the Topsfield Fair in Massa... more »
Growers with higher-return crops should switch to drip irrigation, an irrigation expert advised.
"There are so many advantages to using drip irr... more »
For years, Zellwood was the sweet corn capital of Florida, but now there's only one grower left. Long & Scott Farms has been the sole grower of Zellwo... 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 »
An international environmental agreement that may be the most successful of its kind in human history – a model of cooperation and achievement &... more »
Ontario vegetable grower Mike Pastir didn't fall into the farming game by accident. He jumped into it. And the 24-year-old enjoys where he landed, des... more »
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 »
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 »
To attract fall customers, farm markets have come up with many creative uses for their pumpkins – such as stacking them, carving them or launchi... more »