Sweet Corn

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 »

Farmers Eligible for USDA Pilot Project

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new pilot project on Tuesday that will allow producers in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin to plant such vegetables as cucumbers, green peas, lima beans, pumpkins,... 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 »

Greenhouse-grown Produce Prolongs Harvest Season

As harvest season is wrapping up for area corn and soybean farmers, it is just beginning for the staff at Plantpeddler, where zucchinis, tomatoes, strawberries, green beans and radishes are ripening, safe from the jarring... 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 »

Greenhouse-grown Produce Prolongs Growing Season

As harvest season is wrapping up for area corn and soybean farmers, it is just beginning for the staff at Plantpeddler, where zucchinis, tomatoes, strawberries, green beans and radishes are ripening, safe from the jarring... more »

All’s Fair in Drought and Farming

Corn and tomatoes are both water hogs on the farm. But in North Carolina's continuing drought, the first crop suffered heavy losses for the second consecutive year, while the latter prospered. Mountain Xpress more »

Palin Flies Over Corn-cut Image of Herself

Shortly after taking off from Toledo on a flight bound for Akron, Sarah Palin's campaign plane twice circled around a now-famous image of the Alaska governor etched into a golden cornfield in northeast Ohio, offering... more »

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