Michigan Asapargus Advisory Board members appointed

Governor Rick Snyder announced appointments to the Michigan Asparagus Marketing Advisory Board.The board is charged with developing and implementing a marketing program for Michigan's asparagus crop.Eric Herrygers is appointed and Sarah Greiner is reappointed.Eric Herrygers,... more »

New asparagus seed coming into production

According to a report given at the 2011 Oceana Asparagus Day in Hart, Mich., in March, there are going to be some changes in seed supply for the coming years.The major suppliers of asparagus seed... more »

Irrigating asparagus has its advantages

Why consider irrigation in asparagus? Asparagus is not traditionally irrigated in rain-fed production areas of the Midwest and Northeast. However, drought stress during fern growth limits production of the root carbohydrates necessary for high yields... more »

Machine makes it easier to pick strawberries

Some strawberry growers in southeastern Pennsylvania had a problem: The picking season in those parts lasts roughly four to six weeks, from mid-May until late June or so, and the strain of constantly bending over... more »

Asparagus money available

USDA has a total of $15 million available to domestic asparagus producers to compensate them for marketing losses resulting from imports during the 2004 through 2007 crop years. Affected producers can apply for compensation beginning... more »

Plant breeders develop seeds for colorful edibles

Blueberries are blushing pink, asparagus has gone purple, and a seed pellet smaller than a pea can sprout a season's worth of four different leafy greens. JSOnlineTo read more, click here. more »

Migrant housing to open soon in rural Franklin County

The first paid for funded migrant farmworker housing project in rural Franklin County should be open in time for this year's asparagus harvest. The News Tribune.Read the rest of the story. more »

Farm replaces strawberries with pumpkins

When William Penn settled in Pennsylvania, he founded three counties in 1682, one of which was Chester County.Sugartown Strawberries is the vegetable branch of Willisbrook Farm, a 230-acre farm in Chester County. Willisbrook Farm has... more »

Asparagus growers eligible for training, cash

By Matt Milkovich, Managing EditorFor the rest of the summer, U.S. asparagus growers can apply for technical training and cash benefits under a USDA-Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) program.In April, the National Asparagus Council submitted a... more »

North Carolina farm sells an experience

By Derrek Sigler, Assistant Editor"You're not just selling fruits and vegetables anymore, you're selling an experience," said Doug Carrigan of Carrigan Farms in Mooresville, N.C. "I could sell a gallon of strawberries, but if I... more »

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