Biologicals industry growing past niche uses

Biological products are a vital tool for organic vegetable growers and have shown effectiveness in greenhouses for stopping weeds and bad bugs. But the industry isn’t stopping there. Leaders s... more »

Fancy Farms adapts to challenges in turbulent strawberry industry

Carl Grooms has seen a lot since he entered the strawberry growing business in 1974. He’s leaving the Plant City, Florida, growing operation in the hands of his son, Dustin, but has plenty of concer... more »

Grower-bred red onions expand Walla Walla brand

A 10-year effort by a dedicated grower has yielded an onion of a different color from the Walla Walla Valley. This year, fourth-generation grower Michael J. Locati debuted Walla Walla onions that a... more »

Older farmers, fewer middle-size farms in new ag census

Farmers and ranchers are older, on average, than in the past and there are fewer middle-size farms, according to results of a USDA census. USDA released on April 11 results of the 2017 Census of Ag... more »

Controls curtail bird damage in sweet corn

Sweet corn fields nearing harvest hold much promise – for birds as well as growers. “We asked our sweet corn growers what is their biggest pest issue. Eighty-four percent said birds,” said Ma... more »

Goodwill in negotiation of Mexican fresh tomato imports

The debate over import policy for Mexico-grown fresh tomatoes this week rebooted with some good vibes and offers of negotiation. Associations representing most of the Mexican tomato industry on Mon... more »

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