Strawberries

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 »

South Florida Farmers Feel Heat Over the Cold

As the thermometer dips toward freezing, Florida's citrus and strawberry crops could be at risk in one of the longest stretches of chilly weather in years. The Miami Herald Click here to read the rest... more »

Farmers Work Overnight to Save Crops from Cold

Strawberry farmers across the Bay area are monitoring conditions as temperatures dip dangerously low, threatening hundreds of acres of crops. WTSP Tampa Bay, Fla. Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Hispanic Farmers Fight to Sue USDA Over Lost Land

In their straw hats, rolled up sleeves and work boots, a dozen or so Latinos gathered by a field of ripening strawberries still look like farmers. All but one of them, however, have lost their... more »

Strawberry Season Starts with a Lesson on Food Safety

Strawberry pickers started the season with a tailgate event this year, but it wasn't a party. Workers got "tailgate training," a food-safety program in the fields developed by the Strawberry Commission. Monterey Herald Click here... more »

A Busy Road Saves Strawberry Farm

Location, location, location. As cliched as it might sound, it's a big part of what's kept the Thompson family growing strawberries in southeast Wisconsin for about seven decades. Right next to a four-lane state highway... more »

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