Arbuckle Farmers Find Green in Purple Asparagus

In some families, traits skip a generation. In the case of Stan Cutter, whose great-grandparents were farmers in Fresno, the farming gene skipped three generations. Cutter now owns Cutter Asparagus Seed in Arbuckle, and runs... more »

Tomato Growers Take hit; Asparagus Growers get Money

A couple months ago, I wrote a story about all the hits Florida tomato growers have been taking lately. It ran on the front page of our June issue. The headline was "Florida tomato growers... more »

Farm Bill Passes, Specialty Crops get Bigger Piece

The House and Senate passed the 2008 Farm Bill by veto-proof margins in May, but President George W. Bush vetoed it anyway. But during the override process, it was discovered the president didn't veto the... more »

’Buy Local’ is More Than Just a Marketing Gimmick

If you're older than 50, you probably remember when "buy local" might have been a slogan you used if you were involved in a boycott of bananas, oranges and iceberg lettuce. Not that many years... more »

Peruvian Asparagus Imports Level off – at Least for a Year

Have Peruvian asparagus imports finally topped out? That question was posed by John Bakker, executive director of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board (MAAB), during the 2008 Oceana Asparagus Day in Shelby, Mich., March 13. He... more »

Trip to France Piques Curiosity About French Agriculture

Went to France a few weeks ago. No big deal. Just your average vacation. Average vacation? Come on, man. Not many people get to go to Europe. What about people who live in Europe? You... 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 »

Senate Takes Major Step To Provide Relief To Asparagus Industry

In a close vote, the U.S. Senate defeated an amendment offered by Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., that would have eliminated $15 million in funding for the Asparagus Market Loss Program contained in the Senate Farm... 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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Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

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Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

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