Water

FDA seeks input on water regulations, delays parts of FSMA rollout

The FDA is proposing changes to how it will implement provisions of the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the coming years, including delaying some rules and asking fo... more

Irrigation evolves from cumbersome sprinkler applications

Irrigation of vegetable crops has a history driven by the reality that water is a finite resource. Emphasis on having the proper amount of water continues to increase.

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Regions Work More Closely Together to Sell Crop

The threat of offshore fresh asparagus imports is bringing North American asparagus growers closer together. There are tentative plans to cooperate on... more »

Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Rescuing Farmland

It wasn't Jane Gordon Fletcher's fault she got rich. Over the years since her birth in 1901, the value of the family farm near Malvern, Penn., just ke... more »

Expert Recommends Drip Irrigation for Higher-Return Crops

Growers with higher-return crops should switch to drip irrigation, an irrigation expert advised.
"There are so many advantages to using drip irr... more »

Wholesale Apples Give Way to Variety, Agritainment

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 »

Washington State on Drought Watch

The irrigation outlook for Washington state this year is bad – one of the worst ever. Unless there are massive rainstorms during the spring and ... more »

Sweet Corn Charlie: Season Extension Is Strategy For Success

If you can have sweet corn by the Fourth of July in northern Indiana, you'll grab customers and, if the corn's good enough, you'll keep them for the e... more »

Wappel Farms Thrives on Mint

Mint farming is a tricky business that involves specialized equipment, efforts to thwart soil disease and the constant threat of imports decreasing de... more »

Letters to the Editor

Energy Policy Article Rings True I couldn't believe my eyes when I read your editorial "We're paying the price of poor energy policy", because I jus... 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 »

Michigan Running Slow in the Race to Preserve Farmland

In 1974, Michigan and Pennsylvania bolted from the starting gate together, as they began efforts to protect farmland from conversion to non-farm use. ... more »


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