‘Armed to Farm’ gives veterans the tools they need to farm

For many military veterans and their families, the transition from the military to civilian life is a complex undertaking; however, reports and personal accounts indicate that many military veterans have discovered that farming offers a... more »

Ohio family grows with the market

Three farms. Four thousand acres. Thirty-five commodities grown. Another 30 or so bought from other growers. Those numbers give a sense of the size and complexity of Buurma Farms, based in Willard, Ohio.In the busy... more »

Farmers’ markets need to sell safe food, too

Buying locally grown produce at the farmers' market is a great way to ensure your family is getting the freshest food possible, but it doesn't guarantee that the produce is safer. Just like any food,... more »

Diversification spurs growth for New York farm

There's life beyond wholesaling – a whole lot of it.The family-owned and run Samascott Farm in Kinderhook, N.Y., started out mainly growing apples and wholesaling them to processors. Along the way, the family discovered farmers'... more »

Jacto hires new vice president

Greg Imus has joined Jacto Inc., Tualatin, Ore., as vice president of sales and marketing for the company's new Small Farm Solutions business unit.Jacto Inc. is a subsidiary of Máquinas Agrícolas Jacto S/A of Pompéia,... more »

Orzolek stepping down from Penn State duties

After more than three decades as a professor of vegetable crops at Pennsylvania State University, Mike Orzolek has retired.Not that he'll stop completely. Orzolek will still do some fieldwork, and will continue to interact with... more »

Local sales thrive at Wenatchee farmers’ market

Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market has been around since 1979, but never had a permanent home."We've been gypsies, somewhat," said Jennifer Wiecking, the market's executive director.That wandering lifestyle will change next year, when the farmers' market... more »

PMA, UFPA reject merger

Mike O'Brien, co-chair of the joint task force leading Produce Marketing Association's and United Fresh Produce Association's merger discussions, issued the following statement July 17:"Over the past 18 months, I have been privileged to serve... more »

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