Vegetables

Schopf brothers’ love of scaring people pays off

Jim Schopf has always loved scaring people. As kids, he and his brother Gene would make straw tunnels in the barn. They’d invite friends to crawl through the tunnels and find ways to frighten the... more

Organic growers tally wish lists for new farm bill

Organic growers say they’re more than a niche of the agriculture market, and the group appears to be getting Washington’s attention as they lobby for more i... more

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$4.5 million grant funds disease-resistant strawberries

The Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, and colleagues in California and Florida have received a $4.5 million g... more »

Specialty crop projects funded by USDA

Twelve university specialty crop research projects received $35 million from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The grant a... more »

2017 Sakata California Field Days

Scenes from Sakata's California Field Days trials in Salinas and Woodland, California. The field days were held Aug. 14-16. Crops featured included br... more »

Pure Flavor plans 75-acre greenhouse project in Georgia

Pure Flavor has invested more than $105 million to build a 75-acre greenhouse facility and distribution center in Peach County, Georgia, south of Atla... more »

Rain check in tomatoes requires growers’ attention

This has been a very wet period for most of us in the Mid-Atlantic. Some fields have received repeated downpours of rain and have standing water... more »

NASGA tour visits Minnesota, Wisconsin farms

The North American Strawberry Growers Association Summer Tour was held Aug. 15-16, from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The tour featured stops at the Univ... more »

SWMREC Field Day

The Michigan State University (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC) on Tuesday, Aug. 15, offered tours of projects underway ... more »

LGMA honors California ag secretary

The California leafy greens community recently met in Salinas to recognize those responsible for creating the public-partnership formed ten years ago ... more »

Fruit, vegetable advisory committee seeking nominations

USDA is seeking nominations to fill vacancies expiring in 2017 on the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC). FVIAC, administered ... more »

Michigan onion growers vote to continue development program

Michigan’s onion producers have unanimously approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Onion Promotion and Development Program. Michigan Depa... more »


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