VGN survey results show farm staffing struggles

For the second consecutive year, the majority of growers who responded to a labor survey conducted by Vegetable Growers News reported they experienced severe worker shortages in 2017. Most continue to search for labor solutions to meet their crop production goals. The survey – conducted in the first quarter of 2018 – asked growers if they had enough labor in 2017. More than 53 percent indicated they did not have adequate worker numbers for the previous season. That percentage matched the 2017 survey results that inquired about 2016 worker totals. Just 46 percent of farm operators had... more


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Professors describe a practical approach to biocontrols

For 20 years, Cornell University entomology professor Anthony Shelton has maintained and updated a website cataloging natural-born enemies of common agricultural pests.

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Insect scouting vital part of any vegetable management plan

Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit set for June 20-21

UF/IFAS researchers may use fungi to control deadly crop disease

Lutz to lead PMA’s western US, Canada operations

Quarterly retail, foodservice trend reports released by United Fresh

Big question: Am I covered under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule?

Hazel Technologies expands staff, facility

High-tech controls key features of OSU greenhouse

The greenhouse features a computerized irrigation based on vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and a shade curtain for summer.

The hydroponic greenhouse for vegetable production was opened in the spring of 2017.

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For growers using H-2A labor, housing tops difficulties

H-2A housing is important for specialty crop growers across crops and across the country.

On the West Coast, growers are looking for new products to better meet the requirement.

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Biological Products Industry Alliance reaches growers, Congress

Biological products have long been used in agriculture, but the rapid introduction of new biological products has created a learning curve for growers who are used to chemical products.

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Gotham Greens to expand to Baltimore

WSU entomology program boosted by gift from Hyde estate

Farm bill vote by US House panned by New York Farm Bureau

Farm bill vote by US House panned by New York Farm Bureau

New York’s farmers are disappointed by the failure of the U.S. House to ... more

North Caroliina producer appointed by Perdue to FCIC board

North Caroliina producer appointed by Perdue to FCIC board

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue appointed Michael Clemens of Wim... more

UF experts: Prepare your farm early for hurricane season

It’s the beginning of hurricane season, time for farmers in Florida t... more

Farm wedding venues would be protected under Michigan bill

Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) supports a bill that has been referred to the Ho... more

Pesticide resistance needs attention, large-scale study

To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resi... more

Perdue talks labor, trade with Colorado vegetable growers

Farm Bill voted down in US House

Michigan asparagus growers to continue development program

Harris Seeds/Garden Trends hires vegetable product manager

Swanson Pickle’s next generation stepping up with improvements

Watermelon growers set for strong production year

Perdue appoints 14 to variety protection board

Vegetable grafting resources released

The most common agribusiness insurance claims of 2017 

Perdue appoints new members to committee on food microbiology


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