Vegetables

Healthy living and buying local still driving seed trends

When it comes to vegetable seed trends, the story continues to be buying locally grown fruits and vegetables and knowing where your food comes from. Food trends expert Phil Lempert said that consumers have become... more »

Processing pumpkins boost illinois acreage

For growers around Morton, Ill., the so-called Pumpkin Capital of the World, fall is a very busy time of year, said Mohammad Babadoost, a researcher with the University of Illinois who studies pumpkins and other... more »

Central Illinois farm market going strong despite drought, frost

Tanner's Orchard is celebrating its 65th year as a family-run business. The 80-acre, Speer, Ill., farm and market was founded in 1947 by John Tanner. The original family farm was started in 1906 in Deer... more »

California seeks to distinguish its cantaloupes

California melons will begin bearing a "Buy California Grown" sticker in an effort to distinguish the state's crop from others.Steve Patricio, president of Westside Produce and the California Cantaloupe Advisory Board, and a grower himself,... more »

California’s Central Valley in peril

I left Los Angeles at 4 in the morning, long before first light, and made it to Bakersfield — the land of oil derricks, lowriders and truck stops with Punjabi food — by 6. Ten... more »

U.S.-Mexico tomato fight puts jobs, prices on the line

Mexico and the United States are gearing for a costly showdown over fresh tomatoes – a $3.5-billion business for the two countries – in a move that could boost the fortunes of some American tomato... more »

U.S. answers Florida cry to end tomato pact with Mexico

President Barack Obama's administration took a big step on Thursday toward terminating a 16-year-old tomato trade agreement with Mexico following a request from growers in Florida, an important swing state in the presidential election.Florida growers... more »

Rhode Island pumpkin sets new world record

Organizers of a fair in northeastern Massachusetts claim a Rhode Island man has set a new world record with the first pumpkin ever to weigh more than a ton.Leaders of the Topsfield Fair say the... more »

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