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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 »

Well-Rounded Market Draws Tourists

History has been vital to the success of the Round Barn Farm Market. First, there's location. The market is about 8 miles west of Gettysburg, Pa., site of the famous Civil War battle. Second, there's... 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 »

New York Grower Harvests 1,300 Acres of Sweet Corn Annually

If you'd like to eat fresh sweet corn on the cob every week of the year, you'll want to know the Gill family from Hurley, N.Y. They can fix you up. Not only do the... more »

Life’s Simple Pleasures Get Harder to Derive

Writing about fruit and vegetables is, for me, made doubly satisfying because I try to practice some of what I preach. I have a large garden and a small collection of fruit trees, and I... more »

Funding Cutbacks Force North Carolina Extension To Be Creative

This is the third story in a series about the future of Extension. Mary Helen Ferguson just got a job as a county agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension. It's the first step in her... more »

Sweet Corn Charlie: Season Extension Is Strategy For Success

If you can have sweet corn by the Fourth of July in northern Indiana, you'll grab customers and, if the corn's good enough, you'll keep them for the entire season. That doesn't mean knee-high corn... more »

Hydroponic lettuce wins customers’ hearts

People's desire for tender, baby lettuce shows up in the price tag. A small head of Boston butter or Bibb commands $3 or so while bigger heads of iceberg are selling for $1 in the... more »

USDA Proposes Ending Fruit And Vegetable Ban On Program Acres

When Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced Jan. 31 that USDA was recommending "planting flexibility of fruits, vegetables and wild rice on base acres" be allowed in the next Farm Bill, Steve Smith was very, very... more »

Local Farmer Trying Different Methods of Growing Veggies

Mike Burnette of Burnette's Farms can't stand a watered-down tomato. The Clanton Advertiser more »

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