Strawberries

Immigration Concerns Are As American As Apple Pie

Spring is just around the corner, which means one thing to a farmer. It's time to revisit our fields and orchards in preparation for the growing season ahead. For fruit and vegetable growers, however, spring... more »

Utah Farm Wants to Renew Interest in Strawberries

Maple Mountain Greenhouse and Strawberry Farms has a pretty good motto: "Our berries are so sweet, you'll think we dipped them in sugar." Owner Mark Van Wagoner credits the sweetness of his berries to central... more »

Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Rescuing Farmland

It wasn't Jane Gordon Fletcher's fault she got rich. Over the years since her birth in 1901, the value of the family farm near Malvern, Penn., just kept rising as people pressure from Philadelphia, 24... more »

FDA Releases Final Rule on Nutrition Labeling

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, perhaps we should eat a bigger apple. That seems to be a conclusion American consumers have reached. One of the most noticeable changes in the Food... more »

Oklahoma Farm Shows Kids How Things Grow

Search the Internet with the phrase "starting a farm" and you'll be given 37 million pieces of advice. Weeding out the good advice from the bad and the practical from the impossible seems as though... more »

Life’s Simple Pleasures Get Harder to Derive

Writing about fruit and vegetables is, for me, made doubly satisfying because I try to practice some of what I preach. I have a large garden and a small collection of fruit trees, and I... more »

Funding Cutbacks Force North Carolina Extension To Be Creative

This is the third story in a series about the future of Extension. Mary Helen Ferguson just got a job as a county agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension. It's the first step in her... more »

Cloned Food Products? We Just Call Them Potatoes

As the new year began, FDA proclaimed that products such as meat and milk from cloned animals are safe for human consumption. A person with a science-based education might wonder why anyone would think such... more »

Agritainment Requires Patience, Personality And People Skills

Before you decide to specialize in agritainment, you need to ask yourself one question: Do I have the personality for it? Patience and self-control are the two most important qualities you need when dealing with... more »

Going to Strawberry Fields

It's the final stretch for the Sturdivant family's first strawberry growing season. The Daily Tar Heel more »

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