Farmers learn social media to reach out to consumers

It wasn't discussions of sustainability, irrigation techniques or cattle breeds that had dozens of farmers busily scribbling notes in Davis on Saturday. The Sacramento BeeTo read more, click here. more »

Blueberry pioneer dies

Patrick J. Hartmann, 80, of Lacota, Mich., died Oct. 19 at Bronson Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was a pioneer in the Michigan blueberry industry.Pat was born in Chicago in 1929, to Edward and... more »

Talkin’ Shop: Harvest

In this issue of Talkin' Shop we asked readers: What’s your harvest been like this year? This year was light to average for crop yield. Price was good – same as last year. No real... more »

Drought takes heavy toll on S.C. farmers

When the state drought committee declared an incipient drought in all of South Carolina in July, heavy rainfall fell in most areas the next few weeks. Myrtle Beach, S.C., Sun News Click here to read... more »

Reduction of overwintering inoculum in orchards with apple scab

George Sundin, Plant Pathology and Amy Irish-Brown, MSU Extension EducatorApple scab infection was prevalent this year, mostly due to three issues: (1) heavy inoculum carryover from 2009, which was a bad scab year; (2) large... more »

Labor housing in the Empire state

By Derrek Sigler, Assistant Editor Like many fruit and vegetable farmers across the country, growers in New York state often have to rely on migrant workers to grow and harvest their crops. According to the... more »

Peach harvest: Hilmar family farm going strong through difficult work

In the early morning cool light, muffled thuds echo from the Bloss Avenue peach orchard belonging to Juan and Sandra Nunez.The Hilmar couple are deep into the harvest of this year's peaches, the end of... more »

North Carolina Farm Sells an Experience

By Derrek Sigler, Assistant Editor “You’re not just selling fruits and vegetables anymore, you’re selling an experience,” said Doug Carrigan of Carrigan Farms in Mooresville, N.C. “I could sell a gallon of strawberries, but if... more »

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