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Women, Minorities Continue to Take Over on the Farm

The changing face of farming belongs to women and minorities. According to the USDA NASS Census of Agriculture, the number of women principal farm operators grew 12.6 percent from 1997 to 2002. The number of... more »

Go-Getter Family Builds Vibrant Market

For Bill and Michelle Bakan of Maize Valley Farm Market in Hartville, Ohio, just being big farmers wasn't going to save the farm. They needed to sell something that made more money than corn and... more »

High Tunnels Bring High Returns

Production of fruit and vegetables in high tunnels is growing rapidly, with new growers and new crops finding their comfort zone under those plastic roofs and walls. Producers packed the session on high tunnel production... more »

Farmers’ Market Braces for Rush of Produce, Customers

It was May 27, a Friday, and things were fairly slow at the Fulton Street Farmers' Market. Many stalls were empty, and produce items were few and far between. Some of the vendors had put... more »

The Vegetable Growers News Introduces Editorial Board

In our ongoing effort to improve the coverage in The Vegetable Growers News, we have established an editorial advisory board. The board will serve as our eyes and ears in the different growing regions of... more »

Community Gathers At Terhune Orchards

When Pam and Gary Mount bought Terhune Orchards in 1975, they weren't just looking to run a farm. They wanted to create a community gathering place, and they seem to have succeeded. More than 500,000... more »

Farm’s Switch To Vegetables Changes 250-year Tradition

The national bicentennial farm has been in the family since 1756. Until the 1980s, it primarily produced tobacco, soybeans and corn. At that time, the Holden brothers diversified from tobacco and planted an initial three-acre... more »

Hunts Point Terminal Merchants Look to Remodel Market

Plans are being made to modernize Hunts Point Terminal Market, that place in upper New York City where some $2 billion worth of fresh fruits and vegetables changes hands every year. The 55 merchants who... more »

Wholesale Apples Give Way to Variety, Agritainment

For 30 years, Peter Barton was a commercial apple grower with 200 acres of apples. "It was easier then," he said. "We were properly equipped, our minds were focused and we worked on a schedule."... more »

Straw ‘Tractor’ Hauls in Customers

Gro-Moore Farms claims to have the largest John Deere in North America. It's about 18 feet tall and 30 feet long. An "unbelievable" number of people have taken pictures of it. There's one drawback, however.... more »

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