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Variety of methods keep track of farm visitors

On a busy weekend day, Tougas Family Farm can see upwards of 10,000 customers walking through its fields and orchards. Making sure everyone has paid admission, keeping customers in the right fields an... more

Skelly’s Farm Market adapts to retail agriculture

A traditional Midwestern farm that raised 350 acres of field crops and milked 50 cows a day has successfully converted to a small vegetable growing and farm mar... more

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Coalition formed to defend, improve NAFTA’s benefits

Several U.S. and Canadian fruit and vegetable companies—including Driscoll’s, Taylor Farms, Mission Produce and Wonderful Citrus introduced on A... more »

Wireless technology to help Michigan farmers’ markets

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) and farmers' markets across Michigan that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (S... more »

Texas farmers’ market regulations lay down the law

While the popularity of farmers' markets has grown, there is still a lot of misunderstanding about what certain terms mean and what is allowed... more »

Variety of methods keep track of farm visitors

On a busy weekend day, Tougas Family Farm can see upwards of 10,000 customers walking through its fields and orchards. Making sure everyone has paid a... more »

Why farmers’ markets, food safety are here to stay

Fresh produce growers and consumers have been hearing mixed messages about farm markets shutting down because of regulations established through t... more »

Perdue proclaims National Farmers Market Week

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has proclaimed Aug. 6-13 to be National Farmers Market Week. This is the 18th year USDA has support... more »

Farmers Market at the Capitol

The lawn of the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing was the setting July 27 for Farmers Market at the Capitol, hosted by the Michigan Farmers M... more »

UF/IFAS helps farmers break into the local food movement

When it comes to defining local food, things are hardly black and white. Instead, consumers perceive degrees of localness rather than firm local and n... more »

Planning underway for 2017 Great Lakes EXPO

Planning is underway for the education programs, trade show and special events for the 2017 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO and Mich... more »

Michigan producers of onions to vote on program continuation

Michigan’s onion producers have an opportunity to vote on whether to continue the Michigan Onion Promotion and Development Program in a refe... more »


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