Pumpkins/Squash

Growing the Next Generation of Farmers

As squash, okra and Swiss chard bask on a sunny slope outside town, another crop is also taking root: budding farmers. Charlotte Observer Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Wisconsin Farm Market Weathers Ups and Downs

2006 and 2007 were a tough couple of years for Wisconsin Territories Farm Market, but owner Kate Zdroik is ready to bounce back and is optimistic about the upcoming season. Her husband and co-owner, Mark... more »

Leader of Two Major Vegetable Councils Tackles Industry Issues

Dave Miedema has his hands full. The new president of the Michigan Vegetable Council also is the president of the Leafy Greens Council. Dave, 58, was named president of MVC in January. He can serve... more »

Frigid Temperatures Threaten Florida Crops

Agricultural producers as far south as Lake Okeechobee are assessing crop damage caused by the frigid temperatures of two recent nights. Seventy million citrus trees and tens of thousands of acres of fresh fruits and... more »

Florida Eases Truck Weight Rules To Save Crops from Freeze

Florida farmers can use bigger trucks to haul their crops to safety, thanks to an emergency declaration from Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Weight restrictions were eased yesterday by executive order and will remain in effect... more »

Ohio Sweet Corn

McMaster Farms grows and sells 250 acres of fresh sweet corn in Columbiana, Ohio. In addition, McMaster Farms runs about 100 acres of sweet corn from a neighboring farm through its packing shed, which also... more »

Shifting Acreage, Consumer Demand Shape Seed Industry

Consumer-oriented traits like taste, size, shape, texture and color have been reshaping the vegetable seed industry for years, but recent shifts in acreage toward local markets or commodity crops have been at least as influential,... more »

Orange You Glad it’s Time for Pumpkins?

Tom Swain and family pick their perfect pumpkin a bit differently than other families do. MPNnow.com more »


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