Asparagus

Asparagus Expert: Disease Resistance Needed

Asparagus growers in Michigan aren't the only ones who face challenges. New Zealand growers deal with many of the same issues, including competition, disease, funding and privatization. Michigan growers got an international asparagus perspective from... more »

Asparagus Growers Prepare for Processing Plant Loss

What's the state of asparagus in the state of Washington? It's hard to pin down, but change is in the air. Washington's asparagus industry is in a state of flux, with long-term implications for its... more »

Farmers’ Market Braces for Rush of Produce, Customers

It was May 27, a Friday, and things were fairly slow at the Fulton Street Farmers' Market. Many stalls were empty, and produce items were few and far between. Some of the vendors had put... more »

Community Gathers At Terhune Orchards

When Pam and Gary Mount bought Terhune Orchards in 1975, they weren't just looking to run a farm. They wanted to create a community gathering place, and they seem to have succeeded. More than 500,000... more »

Farm Market Successful With Second Store

A second location has expanded business options for Peaceful Valley Orchards, to the point where the original location is no longer as pivotal as it used to be. In 2001, Meredith and Jeremy Compton bought... more »

California Sues Makers of Potato Chips, Fries Over Acrylamide

When Congress got rid of the controversial Delaney Clause by passing the Food Quality Protection Act in 1996, most Americans got rid of a problem. But California has a Delaney-like law, and Californians continue to... more »

No Relief Yet For U.S. Asparagus Producers

Asparagus producers who were hoping for relief got nothing – yet – in the new free trade agreement signed by the United States and Peru Dec. 7. "We were disappointed but not surprised to learn... more »

Asparagus Documentary Film Wins National Attention

A Michigan country gal now living the life of a struggling artist in New York's East Village has struck a blow for her folks back home with a film depicting the joys and sorrows of... more »

More Increases Coming

We had to find a way to stop this thing. So we raised the minimum wage. It was something very un-Republican that we did, but we had to do it. With these words, state Sen.... more »

California Growers Look Immigration Reform Effects

California's Imperial Valley grew, in about 100 years, from a barren desert to the winter salad bowl of America after farmers found the Colorado River could be diverted to supply irrigation water. Now, nearly 125,000... more »


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