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New York farm still recovering from Hurricane Irene

On Aug. 28, 2011, Hurricane Irene hit Schoharie Valley Farms.Richard Ball, the farm's owner, talked about the hurricane and its aftermath in January, during The 2012 Empire State Fruit & Vegetable Expo in Syracuse, N.Y.Ball's... more »

Maryland farm owned by same family since 1902

There are several things Nathan Milburn credits for the continued success of Milburn Orchards, the family farm that has been in Elkton, Md., since 1902. Besides continued support from grower organizations, the strength and will... more »

MSU to host IPM academy Feb. 20-21

Michigan State University Extension's Integrated Pest Management Academy will focus on introducing IPM concepts and preparing participants to implement IPM in the field or garden.The academy is designed to assist newcomers to pest management but... more »

MSU to host IPM academy Feb. 20-21

Michigan State University Extension's Integrated Pest Management Academy will focus on introducing IPM concepts and preparing participants to implement IPM in the field or garden.The academy is designed to assist newcomers to pest management but... more »

Central Kentucky farm market keeps diversifying

When Kevin Trunnell started growing sweet corn on the family farm near Utica, Ky., and selling it from a roadside stand after he got out of high school back in 1990, he hadn't really planned... more »

Father, son carry on Massachusetts family heritage

When Mario Marini talks about farming, he talks about his heritage - and about the farm's future."My parents worked hard to give me what I have, and I'm thankful to my son (Michael) because the... more »

People skills required when practicing agritourism

Why does a consumer choose to shop at one farm stand and not another? Why take a day trip to buy a pumpkin when one can be bought just as easily in a local supermarket?... more »

N.Y. Vegetable Growers Association celebrates a century

In 1911, a small group of vegetable growers from New York state traveled to Ohio to attend a meeting of the Vegetable Growers Association of America. On the way, they discussed the possibility of forming... more »

Stink bug continues to bedevil growers

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) has dramatically impacted the fruit and vegetable industry, and as it continues to spread, so do fears that there is nothing that can stop it.BMSB is native to Asia, and... more »

President’s visit a boost for Illinois farm market

Bruce was knee-deep in vines, picking watermelons, when his cellphone rang."Is this Bruce Curry?" a voice asked."Yes," Bruce affirmed."Mr. Curry, I'm calling from the White House.""You mean the one in Washington, D.C.?"Bruce Curry owns Country... more »

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