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 »

Strawberry Worries: Weather, Honey Bees

Weather concerns and figuring out what's happening to the honey bee population is on the minds of the researchers who led the 2007 Strawberry Twilight Tour at the Wye Research and Education Center. Atlantic Tractor more »

‘Once in 50 Year”” Freeze Killed Many Tennessee Crops

Phyllis Gilliam of Williamson County thought she was going to have a splendid strawberry crop on her 43 acres. more »

Putnam County Couple Finds Strawberry Farm to be Sweet

The hum of Interstate 64 is apparent just beyond the quiet setting of VJ Farms, but as far as Vallery and Jim Withrow are concerned, it's a world away from the aggravations of civilization. Charleston... more »

Driscoll Strawberry Associates Opens Doors in Santa Maria

One of the largest strawberry storage coolers in the state of California made its debut Friday on the Central Coast. KSBY more »

North Carolina Strawberries are Ripe Here, Ripe Now

May is Strawberry Month in North Carolina, and the crop looks excellent. Chatham Journal Weekly more »

Strawberry Growers Concerned After Easter Freeze

An unseasonable freeze over Easter weekend set strawberries back and now strawberry growers have to be on the lookout for both diseases and pests, says Eric Spaulding, Johnston County, N.C., Extension agent. Carolina-Virginia Farmer more »

Kentucky Grower Builds a Retail Destination

Back before Jimmy Dean came to mean sausage, the country singer crooned a tune that contained the line, "that spells Kentucky, but it means paradise." Bill Gallrein Jr. knows what he had in mind. You... more »

Strawberry Industry Back on its Feet After Last Spring

Last year's heavy spring rains created slim pickings for strawberry growers in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties after the fields were awash in mud. Santa Cruz Sentinel more »

Okla. Declares Watermelon State Veggie

Oklahoma already has the strawberry as its official fruit, so the state Senate cleared the way Tuesday to declare the watermelon the state vegetable. Evansville Courier Press more »

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