Water

Upstate Farmers Feeling the Drought

Area farmers already are paying a price for sunny skies over the Upstate, and consumers also are likely to feel the pinch of a second year of low rainfall. Greenville News more »

Mason Farmers Rely on Irrigation

County is set apart by sandy soil, abundant underground water supply. Journal Star Business News 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 »

Pursuit Of Grants Alters Washington Extension Priorities

This is the fifth story in a series about the future of Extension. Contrary to the opinions of most of his old professors, Tim Smith is not a loser. In fact, he's quite highly regarded... more »

Final Report Issued in Bagged Spinach Incident

In a display of detective skills worthy of Sherlock Holmes, state and federal investigators hunted down the bacteria that caused 205 people in 26 states to become ill and three to die last September after... more »

Ontario Grower Jumps into Growing Vegetables

Ontario vegetable grower Mike Pastir didn't fall into the farming game by accident. He jumped into it. And the 24-year-old enjoys where he landed, despite the many challenges. "Agriculture's gravy years are over," said Pastir,... more »

Company Building Baby Carrot Toehold in Ontario

While there's plenty of challenge in growing and packaging baby carrots in Ontario, success for the five Streef brothers hinges on their ability to compete with imports. "When you walk into a grocery store, there's... 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 »

Biodegradable Mulch Films Aid in Sweet Corn Production

Many sweet corn growers are using clear plastic (polyethylene) mulch to warm the soil and to advance harvest maturity. The use of clear plastic mulch may also improve seed germination and increase plant stand under... more »

No Relief Yet For U.S. Asparagus Producers

Asparagus producers who were hoping for relief got nothing – yet – in the new free trade agreement signed by the United States and Peru Dec. 7. "We were disappointed but not surprised to learn... more »

Current Issue

Living Greens Farm enlarges product offerings, distribution

Balance the costs, benefits of grafting

Snap bean variety key for flowering in summer heat

Tests for viral diseases a guide to identify ToBRFV

Pursue best practices for fumigation, building soil microbes

New technology turns trusted irrigators into multi-purpose tool

Studies of biostimulant benefits address questions

Riverdance Farms finds success with farm-visiting crowd

‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

National Council of Agricultural Employer column: Wage increases naturally lead to job loss – ag included

Notes from the Farm column: Pipe layers spur ideas for installing irrigation lines

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