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Pumpkin Harvest Down Because of Drought

Fall is almost here and people are already getting in the spirit by purchasing a pumpkin or two. WOWK-TV more »

Family, Friends Flock to Corn Harvest

It's 10:30 on a Saturday morning, and the Carter Tyndall family is hard at work. Grand Rapids Press more »

For Some Farmers, Harvest is all About Finding Workers

It's been a typical farming year, some good and some bad. But for farmers who grow crops that need intense labor, there's been more bad than good -- but even the bad wasn't as bad... 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 »

Singles Group Pairs Farmers Looking for Love

Farm life can be rewarding, but it isn't exactly "Sex and the City." The rural lifestyle has been known to put a crimp in more than one social life. That's where Singles In Agriculture comes... more »

Crops Are Wilting in Bone-Dry Fields

Dean Edgecomb's 62nd birthday afforded him no time for cake and ice cream. He was too busy hooking up an irrigation system to save acres of parched, wilting corn in a field just north of... more »

Michigan Farm Replaces Squash With Flowers

It was the summer of 2000, and one of the biggest squash crops Barbott Farms and Greenhouse had ever seen was sitting in the field, almost ready for harvest. The Barbott family had a lot... more »

Strawberry Harvest Disappointing

The unseasonably warm weather at the start of April may have been welcomed by the general public, but don't include the county's strawberry growers in that group. Leelanau Enterprise (Michigan) more »

Season’s Sweet Corn Harvest OK

Although the current drought threatened this year's crop of sweet corn, local farmers weren't about to let a little dry weather get in their way. Marrietta Times more »

Outlook Mixed for Supply of Workers

The shortage of farm workers growers had been fearing had not shown up by Memorial Day. And with Congress hotly debating new immigration policy that might take the pressure off the thousands of undocumented seasonal... more »

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