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Mix organic, conventional methods to boost soil health

It is often presumed that organic agricultural management practices cause minimal environmental impact relative to conventional agricultural management practices. Just like any other farming system, organic farming systems have limitations. Over-applicating organic amendments, such as... more »

New approach helps Chill C Farms thwart labor shortages

A southern Georgia grower has found a novel way to help solve his labor headaches. Chill C Farms, a Moultrie, Georgia, grower and shipper of bell peppers, squash, cucumbers, cabbage, eggplant and hot peppers, recruits... more »

What do you charge for sweet corn? We’re all ears

Vegetable Growers News is seeking input on pricing at farm markets across the country. The farm market pricing survey seeks retail per-pound data on specific commodities in these categories: Pre-picked conventionally grown fruits and vegetables;... more »

Michael Brooks named N.J. 2023 Outstanding Young Farmer

Michael Brooks, a Salem County vegetable and grain grower, has been chosen as New Jersey’s 2023 Outstanding Young Farmer by the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture. Brooks and his wife, Emily, are also one... more »

Mastronardi receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Greenhouse pioneer Paul Mastronardi, president and CEO of Mastronardi Produce, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA) 31st Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony. The prestigious award recognizes an individual that... more »

Life lessons help Bailey Farms succeed with hot peppers

Specialty peppers are a hot business for Bailey Farms in Oxford, North Carolina. Bailey Farms grows 17 varieties of hot peppers at Oxford, as well as in Georgia and Florida on 1,200 of its own... more »

Lipman Family Farms adds 75-acre greenhouse in Mexico

With the goal of being North America’s largest integrated network of growers, value-added partners, and solution providers in fresh produce, Lipman Family Farms continues to solidify scope through strategic growth. The tomato and vegetable supplier,... more »

Bill McCarthy joins Sakata Seed as director of R&D

Sakata Seed America Inc. has appointed William (Bill) McCarthy as director of research and development. Bill assumes the role from Jeff Zischke, who is retiring after 32 years in roles that include tomato breeder, global... more »

Baloian Farms recognized for innovation, charitable work

Faith, family and farming are pillars of Baloian Farms, a grower-shipper in Fresno, California, that recently was honored in the industry for its innovation and generosity. Baloian Farms was recently named the Moss Adams 2021... more »

Niche peppers, packinghouse boost Ark Foods’ ascent

A packinghouse of one’s own is a milestone for a young produce company. So, when in 2020, a vegetable operation based in Brooklyn, New York, bought a 12,000-square-foot facility near the agricultural town of Immokalee,... more »

Current Issue

May/June 2023 VGN cover

Ohio grower finds direct sales financially, personally satisfying

Pest, disease damage expected, harvest impacts uncertain

Survey shows … inflation, competition factor in farm market pricing

Taking control: CA storage for asparagus extends season

Steam, chemicals offer weed and pathogen control options

Ionized gas used for food safety

Precision Ag: It’s all about meeting the needs of each plant

Seven takeaways from benchmark survey of markets

Ag Labor Review: Grower concerns help shape NCAE’s mission

 

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