Most Local Farms Having a Bountiful Season

Oh my god, are they gorgeous?" said Alice Fitzgerald, looking over a blood-red sweet pepper, on her town of Cochecton organic farm near the Delaware River in western Sullivan County. more »

Michigan Farm Replaces Squash With Flowers

It was the summer of 2000, and one of the biggest squash crops Barbott Farms and Greenhouse had ever seen was sitting in the field, almost ready for harvest. The Barbott family had a lot... more »

Nunhems Acquires Korean Vegetable Seed Company

Nunhems, the vegetable seed arm of Bayer CropScience, acquired the assets of the South Korean vegetable seed company SeedEx in July. SeedEx specializes in the breeding, production and marketing of hot pepper and brassica varieties.... more »

Outlook Mixed for Supply of Workers

The shortage of farm workers growers had been fearing had not shown up by Memorial Day. And with Congress hotly debating new immigration policy that might take the pressure off the thousands of undocumented seasonal... more »

Exotic Vegetables Cater to Needs of Immigrant Groups

When the price of field corn nearly doubled last year, farmers responded. They added 10 million acres to the planting schedule this spring. You don't want to do that with eggplant. On the other hand,... more »

Farm’s Fates Hinge on Immigration Bill

Rick Bradford, a pepper and watermelon grower from La Quinta says not even the bonuses he's offering this season have attracted enough farmworkers to harvest his crops. Palm Springs Desert Sun more »

Greenhouse Serves As Market’s Retail Center

The big new greenhouse that is Halter's Market sits like a butterfly in Vincennes, Ind., gradually unfolding its wings as the warmth of the day increases. Built of steel, aluminum and glass, the roof gradually... more »

Vine-Ripe Tomatoes Turn Heads, Tempt Your Taste Buds

The No. 1 reason people plant vegetable gardens or go to farmers markets is for the tomatoes. Over the years I have struggled with language, trying to find a way to describe the irresistible flavor... more »

Kentucky Grower Builds a Retail Destination

Back before Jimmy Dean came to mean sausage, the country singer crooned a tune that contained the line, "that spells Kentucky, but it means paradise." Bill Gallrein Jr. knows what he had in mind. You... more »

Women, Minorities Continue to Take Over on the Farm

The changing face of farming belongs to women and minorities. According to the USDA NASS Census of Agriculture, the number of women principal farm operators grew 12.6 percent from 1997 to 2002. The number of... more »

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