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Sweet’s Gourmet Corn aims to be true to its name

Not every farmer can say his name's his claim to fame, but Gary Sweet can. Sweet's Gourmet Sweet Corn is for sale at more than 40 locations in the city and suburbs around Cleveland, Ohio.... more »

California Growers Look Immigration Reform Effects

California's Imperial Valley grew, in about 100 years, from a barren desert to the winter salad bowl of America after farmers found the Colorado River could be diverted to supply irrigation water. Now, nearly 125,000... more »

Baby-food Maker Finds Harvest Time A Strain

It was the first week of summer and already it was too hot. Too hot for peas, anyway, and too hot for the harvest schedule that had been set up at planting time 50 days... more »

Wappel Farms Thrives on Mint

Mint farming is a tricky business that involves specialized equipment, efforts to thwart soil disease and the constant threat of imports decreasing demand for American-grown mint, but Larry Wappel of San Pierre, Ind., has mastered... more »

Community Gathers At Terhune Orchards

When Pam and Gary Mount bought Terhune Orchards in 1975, they weren't just looking to run a farm. They wanted to create a community gathering place, and they seem to have succeeded. More than 500,000... more »

Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Rescuing Farmland

It wasn't Jane Gordon Fletcher's fault she got rich. Over the years since her birth in 1901, the value of the family farm near Malvern, Penn., just kept rising as people pressure from Philadelphia, 24... more »

Farm Market Successful With Second Store

A second location has expanded business options for Peaceful Valley Orchards, to the point where the original location is no longer as pivotal as it used to be. In 2001, Meredith and Jeremy Compton bought... more »

Michigan Running Slow in the Race to Preserve Farmland

In 1974, Michigan and Pennsylvania bolted from the starting gate together, as they began efforts to protect farmland from conversion to non-farm use. That year, each state passed legislation providing property tax breaks to farmers... more »

Farm’s Switch To Vegetables Changes 250-year Tradition

The national bicentennial farm has been in the family since 1756. Until the 1980s, it primarily produced tobacco, soybeans and corn. At that time, the Holden brothers diversified from tobacco and planted an initial three-acre... more »

Custom Harvester Aids Carrot Farmer

Glenn Vogel's carrot harvester is the only one of its kind. On a good field with plenty of trucks, it can cover 18 to 20 acres per day, pumping out a 22-ton load of carrots... 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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