Family involvement has helped McClure Farms and West Coast Tomato, one of Florida’s longest-running tomato growing and packing operations, remain competitive and survive tumultuous tomato markets fo... more
Judson Reid is a go-to guy when it comes to commercial vegetable production in high tunnels.
Reid, Cornell Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist, made s... more
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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 »
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 »
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 »
Atina Diffley remembers the Alar scare of 1989 – but for the opposite reason many apple growers remember it. For apple growers, it was a financ... more »
This is the third story in a series about the future of Extension. Mary Helen Ferguson just got a job as a county agent with North Carolina Cooperativ... more »
If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, perhaps we should eat a bigger apple. That seems to be a conclusion American consumers have reached. One of t... more »
Ed Hughs is determined to save chili peppers and cotton for New Mexico growers. Hughs is an agricultural engineer with Agricultural Research Service's... more »
The changing face of farming belongs to women and minorities. According to the USDA NASS Census of Agriculture, the number of women principal farm ope... more »
Eating quality, disease resistance and shelf life are the three key talking points in the vegetable seed industry right now, according to industry ins... more »
It was May 27, a Friday, and things were fairly slow at the Fulton Street Farmers' Market. Many stalls were empty, and produce items were few and far ... more »