Strawberries

Walmart funds strawberry sustainability projects

Retail giant Walmart has announced a commitment to sustainability, including bringing climate change considerations into its supply chains, requiring suppliers to meet specific standards and reducing energy use in its stores and transportation networks. "They... more »

Farm finds u-pick strawberry niche

When the economy changed a few years ago, Darin and Jessica Jones decided to get out of the residential grading and hauling business and into farming. It was a big leap, but the couple wasn't... more »

Marketers share winning sales ideas

In 2007, Giff and Mae Burnap, who run Butternut Farm in Farmington, N.H., tried something new: They gave out free u-pick apple bags at a local elementary school. The half-peck bags were given to the... more »

Commission files suit against University of California

In April, the University of California (UC), Davis, filed a motion with the Alameda County Superior Court asking that the lawsuit filed against it by the California Strawberry Commission be dismissed.It's the latest move in... more »

North Carolina berry industry loses key personnel

There's been a bit of a shakeup for the North Carolina strawberry industry in the last few months.For one thing, Debby Wechsler is no longer executive secretary of the North Carolina Strawberry Association (NCSA). She... more »

California growers brace for dry year

Fruit and vegetable growers in the nation's most productive agricultural state hope to get a little relief now that California Gov. Jerry Brown has officially declared a drought state of emergency following three seasons of... more »

Viruses threaten berry nursery stock

When strawberry growers throughout the United States had their 2012-13 crop severely impacted by viruses traced to nursery stock coming out of a confined area in Canada, efforts were ramped up to negate such outbreaks... more »

4 Corners Farm puts diversified slant on success

For more than three decades, Bob and Kim Gray have successfully navigated their way to a diversified growing operation in West Newbury, Vt.Their 225-acre 4 Corners Farm is located in the Connecticut River Valley, overlooking... more »

Northeast vegetable farms diversify to survive

Dave Marchant has met the challenges associated with operating a wholesale organic vegetable farm on the Lamoille River in Fairfax, Vt.Now in its 21st year of operation, River Berry Farm grows 40 acres of organic... more »

Growers, industry save specialty crops learning program

Minnesota growers, educators and private industry have joined forces to preserve a program that helps farmers receive in-depth technical and management instruction essential to producing and marketing higher-quality produce.Formerly housed at a community college in... more »

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