Onions

Growers increase market share by shrinking onions

Georgia's Vidalia onion farmers have spent the last few growing seasons working to produce smaller versions of their prized onions, which are typically some of the largest onion varieties in the produce department."I've always thought... more »

Crescent Fruit & Vegetable Farms launches new website

Crescent Fruit & Vegetable, a year-round grower and distributor of watermelons and onions, announces the launch of their new website designed specifically with today's fresh produce consumers in mind. The website, www.moonlitfarms.com, shares the name... more »

MSU closing Muck Soils Research Farm

Like other land-grant institutions, Michigan State University (MSU) is experiencing a budget crunch. For that reason, officials are taking a hard look at the university's statewide network of 15 agricultural research stations, said Steve Pueppke,... more »

Michigan Department of Ag wants proposal to raise cottage food sales limit considered separately

A provision to increase the limit on sales of food items prepared under Michigan's Cottage Food Law from $15,000 to $24,999 has been approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee and is now before the Michigan... more »

Industry’s cantaloupe safety meetings change to webinar format

A series of webinars will replace regional meetings scheduled to develop guidelines to improve the safety of cantaloupe.Growers, buyers, auditors, academic experts and state and federal regulators were being invited to attend regional meetings planned... more »

Family farm’s future linked to agritourism

Agritourism has become a way of life for Chesterfield Berry Farm and the family that runs it.About 10 years ago, the Mosely, Va., farm's u-pick sales started declining, said Shannon Mangnuson, daughter of owners Aaron... more »

Struggling farmers digging out of debt

Chris Pawelski may be the fourth generation of his family to grow vegetables in Orange County, N.Y., but he's far from a typical farmer.He's an aspiring comic with college and graduate degrees in broadcasting and... more »

Certis USA and Kumiai Chemical launch advanced biofungicides

Certis U.S.A., Columbia, Md., and Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Tokyo, Japan, announce the global launch of a new generation of bacterial biofungicides based on Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (Ba D747). Kumiai scientists discovered and patented... more »

Dirty Jobs comes to Gills Onions

You gotta love onions – especially on Valentine's Day when Gills Onions is being featured in an episode of the Discovery Channel's “Dirty Jobs.”Host Mike Rowe visited the Oxnard, Calif.-based onion processor nearly two years... more »

MSU to host IPM academy Feb. 20-21

Michigan State University Extension's Integrated Pest Management Academy will focus on introducing IPM concepts and preparing participants to implement IPM in the field or garden.The academy is designed to assist newcomers to pest management but... more »


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