Sweet Corn

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 »

Partnerships Help New Mexico Farm

The Mesilla Valley Maze and Lyles Family Farms is a rarity in New Mexico: A farm that's open to the public. Unlike other parts of the country, where farm markets, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and... more »

Ohio Tour Highlights Buurma Family Vegetable Farm

A few weeks ago, I took part in the North American Strawberry Growers Association's (NASGA) summer tour in Ohio. Bus tours might be the best way to explore a state's rural countryside and see how... more »

Deer Feeding Ban Hits Carrot, Apple Growers

Michigan's ban on feeding and baiting wild white-tailed deer came at a bad time for apple and carrot growers, as well as for those who grow corn and sugar beets specifically for deer feed. The... more »

Too Close Corn Isn’t as Sweet

When we planted our sweet corn this year, we weren't aware that our neighbor was putting in 10 acres of field corn on the other side of the fence. LivingstonDaily.com more »

Supersweet or not, Fresh Corn a Treat

Ahhh ... the good old days, a time when grass was greener, snow was deeper and apples tasted better. The Republican more »

Farmers Markets Coping with Higher Costs of Doing Business

It's 9:30 a.m., and Judy Sedor is stuck in traffic on Route 95, en route to the farmers market in Darien. She left East Granby at 7 with a truckload of gleaming tomatoes, silky-skinned eggplant... more »

Small-scale Farmers Grapple with Big Consumerism

At the wholesale produce market in this Mennonite community, farming families arrive by horse and buggy, and pallets are stacked high with freshly harvested Shenandoah Valley onions, corn, green peppers and squash. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review more »

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