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Corn-Burning Furnace Saves Money

When my wife and I merged and we moved into her home, I was aghast at the cost of heating this "new" place. The price of propane was $1.76 a gallon and it was costing... more »

New Jersey Undertakes Farmland Preservation

This article is the first in a series looking at farmland preservation efforts in a number of states. When modern transportation made it possible for the West Coast to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to... more »

California Growers Look Immigration Reform Effects

California's Imperial Valley grew, in about 100 years, from a barren desert to the winter salad bowl of America after farmers found the Colorado River could be diverted to supply irrigation water. Now, nearly 125,000... more »

Contributing Editor Looks To Plow Fields — With A Pencil

I worked at a tool and equipment rental company for four summers during college and grad school. I could tell customers how to sand their floors, lay concrete or hydro seed a lawn, but I... more »

Wappel Farms Thrives on Mint

Mint farming is a tricky business that involves specialized equipment, efforts to thwart soil disease and the constant threat of imports decreasing demand for American-grown mint, but Larry Wappel of San Pierre, Ind., has mastered... 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 »

Flavor, Color And Health Are Driving The Vegetable Seed Industry

Each vegetable seed company has its own priorities when it comes to the characteristics of its products. However, some of those priorities overlap and become general trends within the industry. According to a handful of... more »

Extension Adapts to New Challenges

This is the first story in a series about the future of Extension. What does Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) mean to Michigan's fruit and vegetable industries? It depends upon who you ask. To Donald... more »

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Vegetable Growers News (VGN) May/June 2024 cover image

WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

Successful succession

Farm Market & Agritourism: markups vs. margins

 

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