Sweet Corn

Farmers Find More Profit in Selling Directly to Consumers

If you're looking for locally grown sweet corn, tomatoes and zucchini this summer, the local supermarket isn't necessarily the place to go. The Eagle-Tribune more »

Fresh Produce Delivery Service Expanding Reach

Mark Godley recalls a particularly pleasing part of his Connecticut boyhood: walking to a farmer's stand and buying organically grown corn or beans - "which, as I recall, were delicious." Oakland, Calif., Inside Bay Area more »

Montana Market is Growing Into a Popular Destination

Greg Johnson went to New Zealand for six weeks back in 2006. In between all the golfing, fishing, talking and wandering around he did, he managed to pick up a few ideas to improve his... more »

2007 Fresh Market Vegetable Production Up 2 Percent from 2006

Fresh market vegetable and melon production for the 24 selected crops estimated in 2007 totaled 494 million cwt., up 2 percent from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Harvested area covered... more »

Earworm Becoming a Legitimate Threat for Sweet Corn Growers

The image of corn earworms floating on the winds is a bit tough to handle, but, of course, it's not the worms themselves that float. It's the moths that float in, and then they lay... more »

Fresh vegetable harvested area down 3 percent from last year

The prospective area for harvest of 11 selected fresh-market vegetables during the winter quarter is forecast at 173,700 acres, down 3 percent from last year. Acreage declined for broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, sweet corn, head... more »

Food Safety, Labor and Fuel Costs Dominate Shipping

The Vegetable Growers News interviewed a handful of experts to get their perspectives on recent trends in vegetable shipping. Labor Everyone agreed the industry needs an adequate legal labor force. The availability and cost of... more »

Michigan Green Bean Broker a Vegetable Industry Leader

You've heard about people who don't know beans. Vic Shank is not one of those. Not only is he the president of the Michigan Vegetable Council, a leadership position in which knowing about vegetable industry... more »

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