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Food Safety, Labor and Fuel Costs Dominate Shipping

The Vegetable Growers News interviewed a handful of experts to get their perspectives on recent trends in vegetable shipping. Labor Everyone agreed the industry needs an adequate legal labor force. The availability and cost of... more »

Editor has Energetic Resolution for the Coming Year

It's a great year to make New Year's resolutions. Elections are coming this fall, and from the amount and earliness of the political activity, everybody seems to be getting primed to cast a few important... more »

Young Vegetable Growers Ponder Their Futures

The Vegetable Growers News sought the opinions of young vegetable growers to get their perspective on the future of the industry – and their own future aspirations. Paul Ruszkiewicz, 31, is a fourth-generation onion grower... more »

Michigan Green Bean Broker a Vegetable Industry Leader

You've heard about people who don't know beans. Vic Shank is not one of those. Not only is he the president of the Michigan Vegetable Council, a leadership position in which knowing about vegetable industry... more »

Extension Losing a Personal Touch in Pennsylvania

This is the seventh story in a series about the future of Extension. The image of the county Extension agent riding in a pickup all day, visiting local farmers and doling out general advice, doesn't... more »

Camels an Exotic Addition to Market

It's called Lewis' Farm Market & Petting Farm for a reason: The retail market is the first priority. The petting farm is an attraction. "We're a farm market with a petting farm, not a petting... more »

Vegetable Seeds Have to Stand Out From the Crowd

If there's an industry trend seed companies can agree on, it's that vegetable growers are looking for something different, something that makes their products stand out from the crowd. Reed's Seeds, based in Cortland, N.Y.,... more »

Ask Your PCA: What Vegetable Pests Are You Expecting this Fall?

Our big fall pests in the Santa Maria area are the worms--beet armyworm, corn earworm, and cabbage looper. California FBF more »

Market Appeals to Visitors of All Ages

Kuipers Family Farm had no problem attracting families with young children, but older families with teenagers weren't showing as much interest. Corn mazes and hayrides are for little kids, after all. To appeal to that... more »

Farmer Seeks Perfection in Corn Crop

Darren Wright is a stickler for quality. Really.Walking amid wispy tassels and jaunty green leaves in one of his cornfields, he is a man on a mission. HeraldNet more »

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