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Plastic aids strawberry growth in Kansas

Kansas isn't known as a strawberry-producing state, but some innovative growers, helped by a couple of strategic research grants, are figuring out the best way to adapt annual plasticulture methods in a state where production... more »

Fruit, vegetable advisory group to meet

USDA's Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee will meet Sept. 29-30 in Arlington, Virginia. The meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 29 and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on... more »

Obituary: Byron Carpenter

Byron Eugene “Murphy” Carpenter of Grand Haven, Michigan, a long-time supporter of the state's vegetable industry, died Aug. 28. He was 93.Carpenter served as executive secretary of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC) from 1992 to... more »

McClure’s builds pickle legacy from scratch

In 2006, using their great-grandmother Lala's recipe, brothers Bob and Joe McClure started McClure's Pickles after years of making pickles in their tiny Michigan kitchen.The relatively small, family owned company has become a well-known producer... more »

Peri & Sons: Food safety brings competitive edge

On-farm food safety audits are just one tool to ensure product grown and shipped by Peri & Sons Farms is safely making its way to customers.Brad Johnston, chief strategy officer and general counsel of the... more »

Agritourism expands pecan farm’s reach

Driving through the countryside along State Highway 21 outside of Caldwell, Texas, visitors come upon an oasis of sorts.Big signs that read "Welcome Center" mark the entry to a tree-lined drive that leads to the... more »

Members named to fruit, vegetable advisory committee

USDA recently named new members of its Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) oversees the 25-member committee, which will meet up to two times per year to advise the secretary... more »

Minnesota farm focuses on local sales

Operating a diversified fruit and vegetable farm within view of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, has put Sekapp Orchard in prime position to draw retail followers from across the region.The farm is currently operated by Terrence (Fred)... more »

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