John Deere updates compact utility tractor line

Designed and built in Augusta, Georgia, the 2015 John Deere 3032E and 3038E compact utility tractors feature customer-driven updates for added convenience, comfort and ease of use. The 3E Series models are practical for rural... more »

MarketMaker upgrade could help growers sell produce

Growers and other industry representatives could benefit from upgrades to a national electronic marketing tool for buying and selling locally produced foods, according to the program's developers.The National Food MarketMaker Program was touted from its... more »

Michigan asparagus price is unchanged

Michigan asparagus growers will receive the same price they saw in 2014.Handlers will pay 79 cents per pound (cash) for the growers' asparagus this year – 80.5 cents per pound with payment terms, according to... more »

U.S. Sweet Potato Council hires new executive secretary

The U.S. Sweet Potato Council recently hired Kay Rentzel as its new executive secretary, following the interim service of Sue Johnson Langdon of the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission.Rentzel's work for the council includes working... more »

Growers: Purchase crop insurance before March 15 deadline

Michigan USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Christine White urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of March... more »

MSU honors MVC director with award

Dave Smith, executive director of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC), will be honored with a Distinguished Service to Agriculture and Natural Resources award, an annual award presented by Michigan State University's College of Agriculture and... more »

Canada registers Evito fungicide

Arysta LifeScience North America recently announced registration for EVITO Fungicide in Canada. This registration provides Canadian growers an advanced, highlysystemic fungicide for use in wheat and barley, as well as corn and soybeans. Additionally, EVITO... more »

Scientists transform lettuce into ‘superfood’

A team of Rutgers University scientists has developed a lettuce product to compete with the nutritional value of blueberries, quinoa, almonds and kale.According to information provided by Leon Segal, director of Rutgers' Licensing and Technology... more »

Current Issue

May/June 2023 VGN cover

Ohio grower finds direct sales financially, personally satisfying

Pest, disease damage expected, harvest impacts uncertain

Survey shows … inflation, competition factor in farm market pricing

Taking control: CA storage for asparagus extends season

Steam, chemicals offer weed and pathogen control options

Ionized gas used for food safety

Precision Ag: It’s all about meeting the needs of each plant

Seven takeaways from benchmark survey of markets

Ag Labor Review: Grower concerns help shape NCAE’s mission


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