Vegetables

Organic growers tally wish lists for new farm bill

Organic growers say they’re more than a niche of the agriculture market, and the group appears to be getting Washington’s attention as they lobby for more input on the 2018 Farm Bill. Ironicall... more

Q&A with ‘The Lean Farm’ author Ben Hartman

How lean farming works at Clay Bottom Farm Ben Hartman wrote a book about lean farming, but first he had to work to implement those principles at his own farm.... more

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Flavor, Color And Health Are Driving The Vegetable Seed Industry

Each vegetable seed company has its own priorities when it comes to the characteristics of its products. However, some of those priorities overlap and... more »

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 »

Pumpkin Man Transformation Didn’t Happen Overnight

"I'm a great believer that you will advertise or the bankruptcy court will advertise for you," Gene Rhodes said. "You have to be in front of the peopl... more »

Biodegradable Mulch Films Aid in Sweet Corn Production

Many sweet corn growers are using clear plastic (polyethylene) mulch to warm the soil and to advance harvest maturity. The use of clear plastic mulch ... more »

Hydroponic lettuce wins customers’ hearts

People's desire for tender, baby lettuce shows up in the price tag. A small head of Boston butter or Bibb commands $3 or so while bigger heads of iceb... more »

Ontario Grower Brings Ingenuity to Brussels Sprouts

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 »

Pumpkin Farm Expands Its Options

Twenty-five years ago, Ralph and Janice Jutte bought Pigeon Roost Farm in Hebron, Ohio, about 25 miles east of Columbus. They bought the farm because ... 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 »

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 »

Farm Market Successful With Second Store

A second location has expanded business options for Peaceful Valley Orchards, to the point where the original location is no longer as pivotal as it u... more »


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