Family, persistence, Twinkies help Ohio farm survive

When Dave Weilnau was growing up, just about every farmer in his part of north-central Ohio sold their vegetables wholesale to local buyers. That's not the case anymore."As far as I know, there's no one... more »

System cools strawberries in field for longer shelf life

Freshly picked strawberries can spend hours in hot fields, waiting to be taken in for packing and processing. Long exposure to heat can reduce shelf life and profits for growers – a problem Naturipe Berry... more »

Syngenta applying FarMore Technology

Syngenta is now enhancing its cucurbit seed offerings with a standard on-seed application of FarMore Technology. All Syngenta squash, melon and open field cucumber seed sold in North America is being treated with FarMore Technology,... more »

Vegetable growers say bugs adding to crop woes

Kansas vegetable farmers can add a plague of insects to their problems as their crops struggle to survive the ongoing drought.The Topeka Capital-Journal reported Sunday that bugs are forcing farmers to divert more resources into... more »

Downy mildew outbreak on cucumbers in southwest Michigan

Downy mildew on cucumbers was reported in Berrien County in the southwest portion of Michigan and confirmed by the Hausbeck lab this afternoon (July 24). View the Michigan downy mildew map. This most recent report... more »

Women farm workers win sex harassment case

While picking tomatoes for DiMare Ruskin, one of Florida's largest growers, Catalina Ramirez says her crew leader would repeatedly ask her for sex, according to a lawsuit.In the same Immokalee fields, Lucia Reyes says she... more »

Farming family creates a niche at home and around the world

Huron, Ohio-based The Chef's Garden used a value-added producer grant it received several years ago to study the feasibility of adding a processing component to its family-owned operations. The company provides more than 600 varieties... more »

Herbicide-tolerant crops spark concerns

In 2008, Dave Simmons' neighbor applied 2,4-D on a windy day.He shouldn't have been spraying. The herbicide drifted onto a 2-acre block of Simmons' grapevines, stunting their growth and hurting yields for the next two... more »

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