Water

California growers brace for dry year

Fruit and vegetable growers in the nation's most productive agricultural state hope to get a little relief now that California Gov. Jerry Brown has officially declared a drought state of emergency following three seasons of... more »

Greenhouse tomatoes can pay dividends

A primary reason for growing tomatoes in greenhouses is to reach higher levels of quality and value.That was a takeaway message from Richard Snyder, professor and vegetable specialist with Mississippi State University. He was a... more »

4 Corners Farm puts diversified slant on success

For more than three decades, Bob and Kim Gray have successfully navigated their way to a diversified growing operation in West Newbury, Vt.Their 225-acre 4 Corners Farm is located in the Connecticut River Valley, overlooking... more »

Illinois organic growers expand to partnership site

An emerging organic farm operation just outside of Chicago is benefitting from a partnership between several organizations and a diligent husband-wife team that has capitalized on opportunities for growth.Radical Root Farm will become the first... more »

California wage hikes will hurt growers

On top of all the other pressures California vegetable growers are facing – rising input costs, labor shortages and tightening water supplies – they are now looking at a $2-per-hour hike in the state's minimum... more »

California growers fighting tomato bindweed

Most of California's processing tomato growers have had their fair share of weeds to contend with. But in the past couple of years, field bindweed has become an increasingly difficult weed to deal with using... more »

Seed industry sees continued growth

The commercial production and sale of vegetable seeds continue to be bolstered by increased market demand for most varieties.A report issued in August by Transparency Market Research indicated that the global commercial seeds market was... more »

CSA, farmers’ markets keep Ohio farm afloat

When Brian and Kelly Helser – owners of Paige's Produce in Stoutsville, Ohio – first looked into hosting their own Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, they had a hard time believing anyone would pay up... more »

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