Farmers Grapple With Drought

With little rainfall this spring and summer, Mehrl Mayne has lost almost half of his 34 acres of field corn - for cattle - to save the sweet corn he sells - for people -... 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 »

Online Farmers’ Market and CSA Extend the Season Year Round

People who shop at farmers' markets or join CSAs find it frustrating when the flow of local products dries up in the off-season, but so do the growers who sell those products. Randy Treichler, who... more »

Drought Helping Small Farms?

Rain is on the minds of many us with backyard gardens, but especially for farmers whose livelihood depends on Mother Nature's showers. WVLT more »

Pumpkins Still Growing in Drought

There won't be a Pumpkin Fest at Double Stink Hog Farm this fall, but pumpkin festival lovers still have a choice here in Scott County, despite fears that the current drought would hamper planting of... more »

Season’s Sweet Corn Harvest OK

Although the current drought threatened this year's crop of sweet corn, local farmers weren't about to let a little dry weather get in their way. Marrietta Times 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 »

Growers Need to be Proactive to Attract, Keep Good Workers

When Gregory Billikopf goes into a field to watch farm workers pick produce, it's not hard for him to figure out their pay system. If they're all moving together in a row across the field,... more »

Despite Drought, Sweet Corn Harvest Excellent

Mark Daniel says his Sweet corn harvest is busy, thanks to a good crop. WALB News more »

USDA Offers Farmers Relief from Freeze, Drought

Two weather-related disasters have made agricultural producers in 25 Florida counties eligible for low-interest loans, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency said Friday. Palm Beach Post more »

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