By Region

Action, empathy urged for stressed growers

Headlines for years have repeatedly announced crisis levels of farm stress, but a surplus of spring rain in some U.S. regions has made this season particularly concerning. In the Midwest, growers have had less time... more »

Dorrie Main to lead WSU Department of Horticulture as interim chair

Supporting Washington State University discoveries that improve and protect valuable plants and crops, from apples, grapes, and potatoes to berries and spinach, Professor Dorrie Main will lead the Washington State University Department of Horticulture for the coming... more »

Michigan treasury providing farmers relief when applying for loans

Michigan farmers who sustained devastating crop losses due to this spring’s heavy rain and flooding can now receive relief when applying for low-interest loans, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. The state Treasury Department... more »

Registration opens for December’s Organic Grower Summit

General registration for the third annual Organic Grower Summit is now open, with planning of educational sessions being finalized for the only event specifically designed to bring organic fresh food producers and their service and... more »

5 ways to tackle excessive fertilizer use identified

Commercial organic and synthetic nitrogen fertilizer helps feed around half of the world’s population. While excessive fertilizer use poses environmental and public health risks, many developing nations lack access to it, leading to food insecurity,... more »

NRCS, UC Davis release SoilWeb 2.0 app update

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the University of California at Davis Soil Resource Laboratory have released the iOS and Android SoilWebapp, version 2.0. The app now has a cleaner and more modern interface with... more »

Biological control of brown marmorated stink bug in Michigan

Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), an invasive pest from Asia, has by now established across most of Michigan since its first detection in 2010. You can find them in all sorts of habitats from woodlots... more »

Norz, Hlubik added to New Jersey State Board of Agriculture

Somerset County farmer Debbie Norz and Burlington County farmer Paul Hlubik  were recently sworn in to their terms on the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture during the board’s regular monthly meeting in Trenton. The... more »

Current Issue

Sustainability takes many forms

Boyer Orchards goes from side business to award winner in three generations

ITC: No harm seen from blueberry imports

Growers quickly see benefits of drip irrigation

Riverdance Farms finds success with farm-visiting crowd

Errotabere Ranches leads on Western challenges

New Minnesota apple triumps over scab disease

Researchers ponder presence of cranberry false blossom

Carbon farming payments possible with soil-building

Create efficiencies for filling online customer orders

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

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