Organic strawberries are better?

They have more antioxidants and vitamin C than their conventional counterparts, a study says. But they come up short by other measures - potassium and phosphorus, for example. Los Angeles TimesTo read more, click here. 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 »

Multi-state tunnel study looking at mulches and more

By Derrek Sigler, Assistant EditorAt the Washington State University (WSU) Northwest Research Center in Mount Vernon, they started a small-scale project to look at growing strawberries, tomatoes and lettuce under a high tunnel. When they... more »

Florida growers not required to provide housing

By Everett Brazill III, Southern Correspondent This is part of an VGN series on migrant labor housing conditions in different states. Housing in Michigan was covered in the previous issue. This story examines conditions in... more »

Surplus of Strawberries Keeps Prices Low

Due to some interference from Mother Nature, strawberry prices nationwide have plunged, much to consumers' delight and growers' frustration, according to Florida's crop usually hits the market in January and February, but unseasonably cool... more »

As Prices Fall, Strawberry Farmers Plow Crops Under

For weeks, it was difficult to find strawberries at grocery stores. Now, the shelves brim with cartons of berries and the prices are especially low. St. Petersburg Times Click here to read the rest of... more »

Local Farmer Predicts Bigger Strawberry Crop

A local farmer says the cold may be tripling his strawberries. WTFS ABC News Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Strawberry Farmers Try to Salvage Crop, Relationships

A recipe for a strawberry shortfall: Mix a dozen days of freezing temperatures with a crop of delicious but tender strawberries. Tampa Bay Online Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Freeze May Have Damaged 30% of Crops

Thirty percent of Florida's crops may have been lost in the cold snap, Florida's agriculture commission says, but for now it appears that the Bay area's strawberries avoided catastrophe. Tampa Bay Online Click here to... more »

Strawberry Growers Brace for Damage

It was a long and cold night for strawberry farmers in Plant City. Plant City, Fla., ABC Action News Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Current Issue


High tunnels help Sugar Top Farm fight insects, heat

Comparing nitrogen management technologies

MSU studies potato early die complex

High tunnel boost: Improve production

GL EXPO: ‘Fancy Lady Cowgirl’ and the digital market space


see all current issue »

Be sure to check out our other specialty agriculture brands

produceprocessingsm Organic Grower