Ag census: Greenhouse tomato space soars

Call it the age of the greenhouse tomato. The last decade has been good to that growing technique, according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Greenhouse space is up across the U.S. overall, and v... more »

Mechanized cucumber harvesting, packing emerges

A Dutch robotics firm says its machine could be automatically harvesting greenhouse cucumbers in a few years. Harvests for greenhouse cucumbers can run nine months to year-round with artificial lig... more »

CSA lists guide operators to meet demand at Coneflower Farm

Preference lists filled out by their customers guide Dennis Zehr and Ellen Davis-Zehr of Coneflower Farm near Princeton, Illinois, to grow and deliver produce that best meets the members’ needs. ... more »

Celery growers to harvest rewards of diet trend

Vegetable growers are gearing up to supply consumers’ growing interest in celery as a diet food. Sammy Duda is the senior vice president of national operations for Duda Farm Fresh Foods, the pare... more »

Survey: Grower search for labor intensifies

For the third consecutive year, the majority of growers who responded to a labor survey conducted by Vegetable Growers News reported they experienced severe worker shortages. Most continue to search f... more »

Van Groningen growers diversify crop selection

Fourth-generation growers lead Van Groningen & Sons, and with a fifth crop of family in the field, so to speak, the vertical grower-shipper-marketer is prepared to navigate the future of produce. ... more »

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