Pumpkins/Squash

A little rain and a lot of faith

In the heart of the drought that hammered much of central Illinois this summer, at least one farm got just enough moisture to pull off a good season. The Garden Spot in Princeville, Ill., owned... more »

Growers will give ag a voice in Michigan Legislature

In November, a vegetable grower and a fruit grower were elected to serve in the Michigan House of Representatives. Roger Victory, who grows vegetables in the Hudsonville area, will represent the state's 88th district. Dave... more »

Breeding programs focus on consumer of the future

Fruits and vegetables are important parts of a balanced diet, and making sure consumers have an abundant supply of them is part of the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) mandate.Genetic improvements in fruits and vegetables are... more »

Vegetable council hands out awards during Great Lakes EXPO

The Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC) handed out two awards during the annual banquet of the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO.Master Farmer AwardThe Master Farmer Award is given in recognition of outstanding farming... more »

New MVC president wants to tackle labor, public relations

Ralph Oomen is in line to become the next president of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC). Currently the vice president, he'll start his two-year term as president in 2013.Ralph's family has been farming in western... more »

Minnesota pumpkin numbers looking good at season’s end

While most national attention is focused on the “Frankenstorm” that pounded the East Coast this Halloween, Minnesota farmers appear to have wrapped up a good to great harvest for most crops this season.We don't know... more »

Benton City farm produces plethora of pumpkins

Chances are the pumpkins you picked up at the grocery store to carve up for Halloween this year were grown somewhere in Benton County.Robert Cox Farms of Benton City supplies all the pumpkins sold by... more »

Corn mazes, pumpkin patches and U-pick fruit are part of a growing agritourism trend

You know it's fall when your Facebook feed is full of photos of your friends and their children exploring corn mazes, picking out pumpkins and going on hay rides.For many, such activities are tradition.And for... more »


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