Asparagus

“ASPARAGUS! Stalking the American Life” To Hit PBS Airwaves

The award-winning, independent documentary film “ASPARAGUS! Stalking the American Life” will air on Michigan PBS stations at 8 p.m. April 29. The broadcast, underwritten by Farm Bureau Insurance and the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board, can... more »

More Farms, Fewer Acres Among U.S. Ag Trends

According to the 2007 Census of Agriculture, the number of farms in the United States grew 4 percent from 2002 to 2007, while the number of acres declined. The 2007 Census counted 2,204,792 farms in... more »

Why Buy Local?

My wife had just finished up her latest semester in college, and we decided to celebrate. It was a dark, gloomy night in December, but there was no stopping us crazy kids from a wild... more »

Brussels Sprouts Relaxed Rules for Fruits and Vegetables

Oddly shaped asparagus, crooked cucumbers and gnarly carrots will no longer be banned from grocers' shelves in the European Union, following a relaxation last week of EU standards governing the appearance of fruits and vegetables.... more »

UK Asparagus Grower Extends His Season

Extending the season for fresh asparagus production in the United States would be of great benefit to the industry, from efficiencies of scale all the way to marketing. A United Kingdom grower has been experimenting... more »

Chateau herbicide registered

Through a series of new registrations and expanded label updates, more growers across a variety of specialty crops will be able to use Chateau herbicide to control their tough weeds next season. Valent U.S.A. Corporation's... more »

Arbuckle Farmers Find Green in Purple Asparagus

In some families, traits skip a generation. In the case of Stan Cutter, whose great-grandparents were farmers in Fresno, the farming gene skipped three generations. Cutter now owns Cutter Asparagus Seed in Arbuckle, and runs... more »

Tomato Growers Take hit; Asparagus Growers get Money

A couple months ago, I wrote a story about all the hits Florida tomato growers have been taking lately. It ran on the front page of our June issue. The headline was "Florida tomato growers... more »


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