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California Water Crisis Threatens its Fruit and Vegetables

Ron Jacobsma, general manager of the Friant Water Authority, called it a "double whammy" on California's water supply: A record drought that started last year and shows no sign of stopping, and a court-ordered reduction... more »

Pushing the Envelope on Vegetables

The view of the vegetable patch will be decidedly odd this year: Get ready for maroon carrots, yellow watermelons and pink-and-white striped beets. Wall Street Journal more »

Trip to France Piques Curiosity About French Agriculture

Went to France a few weeks ago. No big deal. Just your average vacation. Average vacation? Come on, man. Not many people get to go to Europe. What about people who live in Europe? You... more »

Reason Restrictions Reduced

Growers looking for top-of-the-line disease control have greater flexibility in 2008, thanks to significantly reduced plant-back restrictions for Reason 500 SC fungicide from Bayer CropScience. Beginning this season, any crop on the expanded Reason label... more »

Fresh vegetable harvested area down 3 percent from last year

The prospective area for harvest of 11 selected fresh-market vegetables during the winter quarter is forecast at 173,700 acres, down 3 percent from last year. Acreage declined for broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, sweet corn, head... more »

Michigan Green Bean Broker a Vegetable Industry Leader

You've heard about people who don't know beans. Vic Shank is not one of those. Not only is he the president of the Michigan Vegetable Council, a leadership position in which knowing about vegetable industry... more »

Machine Takes a Little off top of Carrot Crop

Take a little off the top and you'll have a healthier carrot crop. The Chronicle Herald (Nova Scotia) more »

In Pursuit of Farm Fresh Flavor

My church is a farm. Give me a few chickens, a long row of carrots and the smell of dirt, and I'll find the open heart and inner peace others might seek from a prayer... more »

Farm Moves Toward Employee Ownership

The community of Sequim is nestled in Washington's Dungeness Valley, between the Olympic Mountains and Pacific Ocean, near the mouth of the Dungeness River. The area's geography and weather patterns have created a unique microclimate... more »

Online Farmers’ Market and CSA Extend the Season Year Round

People who shop at farmers' markets or join CSAs find it frustrating when the flow of local products dries up in the off-season, but so do the growers who sell those products. Randy Treichler, who... more »

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