Asparagus

Virginia farm relies on ‘huge’ CSA program

If you're going to run a CSA, it helps to do it in the richest county in the country.The Community Supported Agriculture program is the "bread and butter" of Great Country Farms, said Jaclyn Jenkins,... more »

Take steps to improve future asparagus productivity

2012 was an exceptionally difficult year for asparagus growers in the Midwest and Northeast, as well as in some parts of Canada.Because of unusually warm weather in the spring, bud dormancy on the crowns was... more »

Workers showing up for vegetable harvests – so far

Will U.S. growers find enough workers to harvest their crops in 2012?It's tough to predict, but based on information from a smattering of different crops in different regions, it looks like the labor supply is,... more »

China: Land of opportunity for U.S. agriculture

When USDA announced it would conduct a trade mission to China this year, James Elgart decided it would be a good idea to go along.As president of Portland, Ore.-based Far West Fruit, Elgart has been... more »

Yakima Valley’s asparagus season leans on skilled cutters

Across the Yakima Valley, farmers say the same thing: It's hard to perfect the art of cutting asparagus, and the workers who return year after year are an invaluable resource. Asparagus season started in mid-April... more »

Pasco farmer abandons asparagus field

The once-closed tips of the thigh-high asparagus spears have ferned out.The giant stems cover a 100-acre field that Larsen Farms of Pasco stopped harvesting about a week ago because they -- along with other Tri-City... more »

U.S. asparagus industry sees slight recovery

Asparagus farmers crushed for decades by a flood of South American imports have begun to expand production again in the hope that healthy eating trends and demand for homegrown vegetables will help bolster prices and... more »

Early warm weather worries growers

States across the Midwest and East Coast were experiencing warmer-than-normal temperatures earlier this year. In March alone, average temperatures were 15˚ F to 20˚ F higher than normal, according to The Weather Channel.History in the... more »

Haygrove, VGN to tour high tunnels in Britain

Haygrove Tunnels and Vegetable Growers News will be playing hosts to the Great American Haygrove High Tunnel Tour in Britain Sept. 2-7. The tour will showcase some of Britain's finest high-tunnel operations, ranging from raspberries... more »

Michigan asparagus growers need hundreds of workers for the spring harvest

Michigan's asparagus farmers are looking to hire hundreds of workers to harvest this year's crop.There are about 230 immediate job openings, with more expected in the coming weeks, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corp.Job... more »


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