Asparagus

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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