New Cherry Ember tomato’s thicker skin promises improved yield

Cherry tomatoes are a staple in home gardens, farm fields and local food markets, but growing them can be a challenging undertaking. Now, a new variety from Cornell AgriTech provides improved yield an... more »

Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture launched by Virginia Tech

The agricultural landscape is changing. Increased food production is needed to support the world population. Innovative efficiencies are needed throughout agriculture. Climate change scenarios suggest... more »

Family-owned operations account for 96% of US farms, USDA finds

Family farms comprise 96% of all U.S. farms, account for 87% of land in farms, and 82% of the value of all agricultural products sold. This is according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture Farm Typol... more »

Specialty crops grant funds Texas strawberry research

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has received a second Texas Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Block Grant for the “Increasing Texas Strawberry Profitability” project. Th... more »

Missouri farmer spreads MU Extension mission to beginning producers

Missouri’s array of soils and topography allows producers to grow an extensive list of vegetables, from leafy greens to cucurbits. Springfield farmer Curtis Millsap is one of many producers who b... more »

Sales of organic produce up 14% in 2020, topping $8.5B

Buoyed by a fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, 2020 organic produce sales finished with a 14.2% increase over the previous year, outpacing conventionally grown produce in both sales an... more »

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