Sweet Corn

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 »

Michigan Onion Committee appointments

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced appointments to the Michigan Onion Committee. The committee is dedicated to improving the profitability of Michigan's fresh and processed onion industries. Glenn Leep, Mark Nail and Eric Schreur are reappointed.Leep,... more »

The debate between onions and sweet corn

There's a food fight of sorts brewing across the state as leaders try to figure out which vegetable represents New York the best. YNNTo read more, click here. more »

Planting project’s days numbered?

The Planting Transferability Pilot Project (PTPP) is entering its third year, but its long-term future remains cloudy.PTPP, managed by USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA), allows growers in seven Midwest states to grow certain processing vegetables... more »

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