Asparagus

Leo Rolandelli, Mexico asparagus industry developer, dies

Leo Rolandelli of Orinda, California, credited with developing Mexico’s asparagus industry, thus helping create year-round supply for U.S. consumers, died Oct. 31. He was 77. Mr. Rolandelli was born... more »

Spearing Success: Greiner packs 4 million pounds of asparagus

Todd Greiner runs Michigan’s largest asparagus packing operation – a facility that supports more than a dozen other growers in the region. But Todd Greiner Farms wasn’t built in a day. Greiner bought his first... more »

Michigan asparagus operation benefits from state grant

During its regularly scheduled meeting Sept. 19, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development voted to approve Food and Agriculture Investment Fund grants for three food and agriculture projects in Michigan. The projects will... more »

Diversification, crop insurance reduce grower risks

Chris Eckert finds himself spending a lot... more »

US asparagus crop value up; onions and strawberries down

The U.S. asparagus crop value are estimated to be up from last year, while values for onions and asparagus have dropped. National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) office in Olympia, Washington recently reported vegetable production estimates... more »

Keep on Trucking: Growers aim to navigate driver shortage, new regulations

A nationwide shortage of truck drivers and shifting federal rules add obstacles to the task of shipping fresh plants and product. Difficulty hiring and retaining drivers, federally-mandated electronic logging devices and hours of service in... more »

Quebec’s Les Jardins de l’Île plans expansion

Les Jardins de l'Île, a Quebec farm growing raspberries, beans, squash, asparagus, recently received $100,000 in government financing for an expansion project. The funding, allocated under CED's Quebec Economic Development Program, will enable Les Jardins de... more »

International Asparagus Days set for Oct. 16-18 in Italy

As many as 210,000 hectares of green, white, and violet asparagus are grown worldwide: as far as extra-European countries are concerned, the main producers are China (57,000 ha), Peru (20,000 ha), and Mexico (20,000 ha);... more »


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