North Carolina farm sells an experience

By Derrek Sigler, Assistant Editor"You're not just selling fruits and vegetables anymore, you're selling an experience," said Doug Carrigan of Carrigan Farms in Mooresville, N.C. "I could sell a gallon of strawberries, but if I... more »

Multi-state tunnel study looking at mulches and more

By Derrek Sigler, Assistant EditorAt the Washington State University (WSU) Northwest Research Center in Mount Vernon, they started a small-scale project to look at growing strawberries, tomatoes and lettuce under a high tunnel. When they... more »

GPS increases farming efficiency

By Derrek Sigler, Assistant Editor When global positioning systems (GPS) were introduced, they revolutionized personal navigation. Those first units were big, expensive - and accuracy was measured in yards. Not anymore. Today, GPS is widespread.... more »

Researchers try chemigation on new plantings

By Matt Milkovich, Managing EditorMichigan State University (MSU) researchers, in collaboration with the Michigan asparagus industry, are studying the efficacy of chemigation in an experimental asparagus field in the western part of the state.The two-and-a-half-acre... more »

Florida growers not required to provide housing

By Everett Brazill III, Southern Correspondent This is part of an VGN series on migrant labor housing conditions in different states. Housing in Michigan was covered in the previous issue. This story examines conditions in... more »

Funk Farm Market to Close This Year

So, what do you do when you're ready to step away from the farm market, but nobody wants to take it over? Start early, said Fred Funk. "You won't execute your exit plan in a... more »

California Pumpkin Grower Seeks to be a Facilitator

If there's anybody out there who can take a farmer, a politician, a regulator, a corporate CEO and an environmentalist, sit them down on hay bales and get them to share their viewpoints, it's probably... more »

Pumpkins can Grow in Florida, but are They Worth the Risk?

Pumpkins in Florida? That's crazy talk. It's way too hot to be able to grow them that far south. Then again, how many people have tried it? Doug Gergela, for one. The University of Florida... more »

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