Plant breeders develop seeds for colorful edibles

Blueberries are blushing pink, asparagus has gone purple, and a seed pellet smaller than a pea can sprout a season's worth of four different leafy greens. JSOnlineTo read more, click here. more »

Migrant housing to open soon in rural Franklin County

The first paid for funded migrant farmworker housing project in rural Franklin County should be open in time for this year's asparagus harvest. The News Tribune.Read the rest of the story. more »

Farm replaces strawberries with pumpkins

When William Penn settled in Pennsylvania, he founded three counties in 1682, one of which was Chester County.Sugartown Strawberries is the vegetable branch of Willisbrook Farm, a 230-acre farm in Chester County. Willisbrook Farm has... more »

Asparagus growers eligible for training, cash

By Matt Milkovich, Managing EditorFor the rest of the summer, U.S. asparagus growers can apply for technical training and cash benefits under a USDA-Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) program.In April, the National Asparagus Council submitted a... more »

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 »

Michigan growers pull for new entomologist

By Matt Milkovich, Managing Editor Michigan State University's (MSU) new vegetable entomologist is in the midst of her first field season, observing Michigan vegetable production from beginning to end. It's an exciting time, and a... 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 »

Keeping Track of Changes

You might have noticed some changes in the last couple of issues. First of all, VGN (and FGN) has a new assistant editor, Derrek Sigler. He introduced himself in last month's Editor's Letter. We're also... more »

Hard Times for California Asparagus

The long ranks of asparagus bunches standing at attention at the Zuckerman stalls at local farmers markets look much the same as in previous years, and the green, herbaceous spears are just as tender and... more »

Has Peruvian Asparagus Peaked?

Four years ago, Peruvian asparagus growers were feeling pretty confident -- and for good reason. Their industry had grown exponentially since 1991, when Peruvian asparagus was granted tariff-free access to the U.S. market. The U.S.... more »

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