Carrots

Georgia Grown tour to feature ‘more than peaches and peanuts’

Georgia Grown, the marketing and economic development program of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, wants everyone to know that the state produces more than just peaches and peanuts. That’s why Georgia Grown is hosting international... more »

Michigan carrot growers continue marketing program, approve rate increase

Michigan carrot producers have voted to continue the Michigan Carrot Industry Development Program, and to increase the assessment maximum on processed carrots to fifty cents ($.50) per ton from forty cents ($.40) per ton. The... more »

Bolthouse Farms sold by Campbell Soup for $510M

Butterfly, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializing in the food sector, announced April 12 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) for $510 million in... more »

Michigan carrot growers to vote on program, rate increase

Michigan carrot producers will soon vote on the future of the Carrot Industry Development Program as well as a proposal to increase the maximum assessment cost for processed carrots. Michigan carrot producers will have an... more »

Oregon pumpkin crop value up 50 percent

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has published vegetable production statistics for the 2018 growing year in the Pacific Northwest. Although production numbers for many crops were down at least slightly from 2017, there... more »

Carrot nitrate content could soar in late season

That last nitrogen fertilizer application before carrot harvest is thought to benefit yield, strengthen tops for harvest and possibly reduce susceptibility to foliar disease. It can also increase nitrate levels in the harvested carrots with... more »

Large to small growers move crops with Farm-to-School movement

Providence Farm is a small vegetable-and-livestock operation in Michigan’s Antrim County, with a community supported agriculture (CSA) program and a roadside market. But owners Ryan and Andrea Romeyn say direct sales to schools have led... more »

Justin Oomen to lead Michigan Vegetable Council as president

Justin Oomen, a young family man from an old farming family, will be the next president of the Michigan Vegetable Council. Justin and Danielle Oomen with their son, Colton. Photos: Oomen... more »

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