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New president wants to strengthen grower, buyer connections

Drawing on his own experience, the new president of the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association plans to use his new position to help the state's vegetable growers make more connections with buyers.Brian Campbell was elected president... more »

Workers showing up for vegetable harvests – so far

Will U.S. growers find enough workers to harvest their crops in 2012?It's tough to predict, but based on information from a smattering of different crops in different regions, it looks like the labor supply is,... more »

MSU closing Muck Soils Research Farm

Like other land-grant institutions, Michigan State University (MSU) is experiencing a budget crunch. For that reason, officials are taking a hard look at the university's statewide network of 15 agricultural research stations, said Steve Pueppke,... more »

Haygrove winner plans to ‘retire’ to farming life

As the winner of a 25-by-100-foot Haygrove Gothic tunnel in the 2012 Great American Giveaway, Kermit Cutter of Newfield, N.Y., said he plans to use it to get more into farming.For the past four decades,... more »

Boulder, Longmont, Colorado farmers’ markets open Saturday

Patrick Dolbeare loves vegetables. Not that it's all that unusual for a 9-year-old in Boulder to love kale and tomatoes. What is different, though, is that he'll be the first one to sell them at... more »

Family farm’s future linked to agritourism

Agritourism has become a way of life for Chesterfield Berry Farm and the family that runs it.About 10 years ago, the Mosely, Va., farm's u-pick sales started declining, said Shannon Mangnuson, daughter of owners Aaron... more »

Experts, leaders target cantaloupe safety

One day. One hundred experts. One issue with exponentially greater implications.In a nutshell, those were the bones of the "Cantaloupe: Food Safety Priorities" meeting coordinated by the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) at the University... more »

California farm grows into giant

It was 1932 when friends Milo Ferini and Dominick Ardantz teamed up to run a small sugar beet farm near Guadalupe, Calif., unaware that they were setting the stage for an agricultural empire that would... more »

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