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Regions Work More Closely Together to Sell Crop

The threat of offshore fresh asparagus imports is bringing North American asparagus growers closer together. There are tentative plans to cooperate on research and even marketing, according to representatives of Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board, the... more »

Okray Farms Enters 101st Year

The governing philosophy at Okray Farms is slow, steady growth. And that's exactly what they've done over the last 100 years. What started as a small operation buying and selling produce in 1905 has grown... more »

High Tunnels Bring High Returns

Production of fruit and vegetables in high tunnels is growing rapidly, with new growers and new crops finding their comfort zone under those plastic roofs and walls. Producers packed the session on high tunnel production... more »

Fire The Ultimate Nightmare for Corn Maze Operators

Corn mazes have caught on like wildfire, an analogy that strikes fear in the hearts of maze operators – and fire marshals – across the country. What would happen if a corn maze caught fire?... more »

Washington State on Drought Watch

The irrigation outlook for Washington state this year is bad – one of the worst ever. Unless there are massive rainstorms during the spring and summer, there's not going to be enough water. Authorities are... more »

Family Grows ‘Best Lettuce in Central Texas’

Susan Staub grows the best lettuce in central Texas, and she's not shy about saying so. "Our lettuce is superior to any other bib lettuce out there," she said. "People just flip over the color."... more »

Tempting Vegetables Lure in Customers

Atina Diffley remembers the Alar scare of 1989 – but for the opposite reason many apple growers remember it. For apple growers, it was a financial disaster. In panic, schools dropped apples from the lunch... more »

Utah Farm Wants to Renew Interest in Strawberries

Maple Mountain Greenhouse and Strawberry Farms has a pretty good motto: "Our berries are so sweet, you'll think we dipped them in sugar." Owner Mark Van Wagoner credits the sweetness of his berries to central... more »

Swanson pickles millions of cukes

A quart of dill pickles doesn't sit in the refrigerator very long in most households. "People have a natural craving for that salty, sour taste," said John Swanson. "Even kids love pickles. They're a great... more »

Congress Weighs Crackdown on Junk Food in Schools

A major battle may be in the offing, as food and beverage manufacturers work to keep their products off a new junk food list USDA will be preparing if proposed legislation becomes law. Foods defined... more »

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