Coalition urges Congress not to cut crop insurance

A coalition of 49 groups representing farm interests, equipment manufacturers, banks, insurance companies, credit lenders and other entities is urging Congressional leadership to not cut crop insurance or other farm programs through the omnibus appro... more

United Fresh to honor Rick and Tonya Antle

The United Fresh Produce Association will honor Rick and Tonya Antle with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Produce Legends Dinner during the United Fresh Midwinter Leadership Forum, January 12-14, at the La Quinta Resort and Club, in La Qui... more


How will vegetables be grown a century from now?

When asked what commercial vegetable fields might look like in the future – even up to a century from now – those who’ve studied them closely gave a wide range of answers. Tim Waters, an associate professor and vegetable specialist with Wash... more

Managing soil fertility: taking a ‘good’ soil sample

Now is often the time of year that we think about soil sampling and getting a handle on the fertility needs of individual fields.  This is a great time to collect soil samples if soils are not too wet and still not frozen.   One of the keys to get... more

Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour Feb. 29-March 4

The Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour brings participants “up-close and personal” to learn how fresh subtropical, tropical and temperate fruits, vegetables and ornamental crops are handled. With exclusive, behind-the-scene visits hosted by t... more

Weed control in cool-season vegetables

Weed control in cool-season vegetables can be quite challenging. However, there are a number of practices that provide growers with certain advantages: Short-season crops such as lettuce and spinach that allow for rapid turnover of the crops (e... more

Poster requirements can be daunting for employers

Employers must often keep up with a variety of required government posters at their orchards, farms or other places of business, which can be daunting at times. Private poster services can be helpful by selling a grower a large poster th... more

Johnny’s Selected Seeds recognized for Corno di Toro pepper varieties

Johnny's Selected Seeds has received two All-American Selections National Awards in recognition of its newest Corno di Toro pepper varieties. According to a news release, in addition to being chosen for their outstanding flavor and rich coloratio... more

Symposium gathers industry to study vegetable grafting

  A USDA grant-supported team ( will host its Fourth National Vegetable Grafting Symposium in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dec. 7, one day before the start of the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, and Farm Market EXPO. The team w... more

Webinars will discuss trio of FSMA final rules

Produce industry members will have an opportunity to interact with FDA and ask questions about three final Food Safety Modernization Act rules and their implementation requirements via two free webinars. Each of the 90-minute webinars is hosted by Pr... more

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
Interested in reading the print edition of Vegetable Growers News? Preview our digital edition »

Get one year of Vegetable Growers News in both print and digital editions for only $15.50.

Subscribe Today »

website development by deyo designs