Asparagus

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 »

Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Rescuing Farmland

It wasn't Jane Gordon Fletcher's fault she got rich. Over the years since her birth in 1901, the value of the family farm near Malvern, Penn., just kept rising as people pressure from Philadelphia, 24... more »

Growers Face Farm Labor Shortage

Michigan takes steps to attract farm workers for apple, asparagus harvests. South Bend Tribune more »

Farmers Seek to Sell Skinnier Asparagus

Washington asparagus growers used to scoff at the thin, scrawny asparagus that South American growers would pack and ship to U.S. groceries and restaurants. Tri-City Herald more »

Asparagus Growers Threaten to Help Sink Andean Trade Agreement

By Dick Lehnert, Assistant Editor "It is our goal to sink the Andean Free Trade Agreement,” said Alan Schreiber, administrator of the Washington Asparagus Commission. “We are not at all convinced it is a done... more »

Michigan industry looks at 59-cent asparagus price

By Dick Lehnert, Assistant Editor Honee Bear Canning Co., Lawton, Mich., announced March 10 that it will sign contracts to buy Michigan asparagus for 59 cents a pound (on a delayed price basis) or 57... more »

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