Sweet Corn

Monsanto sprouting a produce-seed line

Monsanto Co., whose genetically modified corn and soybeans have reshaped America's heartland and rallied a nation of fast-food foes, wants to revolutionize the produce aisle. The agribusiness giant already has quietly stepped into the marketplace... more »

Trucking deal reached, Mexican tariffs lifted

On July 6, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and his Mexican counterpart signed agreements resolving the dispute over long-haul, cross-border trucking services between the United States and Mexico.The new deal goes back to March, when... more »

Monsanto enters into market for fresh sweet corn

Monsanto Co. is expanding its reach -- into the grocery store's produce aisle. Los Angeles TimesTo read more, click here. more »

Ontario anaerobic digester closes energy loop

For a pair of Canadian entrepreneurs in Leamington, Canada, renewable energy is living up to the hype.Dennis Dick and Roger Tiessen launched Seacliff Energy in January. Central to their 1.6-megawatt plant is the anaerobic digestion... more »

Maryland market feeling good about the future

Emily's Produce is a family owned and operated produce market in Dorchester County, Md. Paul and Kelly Jackson started the business in 1999, under a roadside tent.The business kept expanding over the years. The Jacksons... more »

U.S., Mexico resolve trucking dispute

On July 6, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and his Mexican counterpart signed agreements resolving the dispute over long-haul, cross-border trucking services between the United States and Mexico.The new deal goes back to March, when... more »

How do you replace methyl bromide?

Methyl bromide has worked wonders for Florida strawberry growers over the years, eliminating a broad spectrum of pests in a fairly straightforward manner. Stricter environmental controls and an international agreement have slowly phased out use... more »

Michigan Asapargus Advisory Board members appointed

Governor Rick Snyder announced appointments to the Michigan Asparagus Marketing Advisory Board.The board is charged with developing and implementing a marketing program for Michigan's asparagus crop.Eric Herrygers is appointed and Sarah Greiner is reappointed.Eric Herrygers,... more »

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