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Apple Crop Drought

News 10NBC has told you the problems the drought was causing for crop farmers. Well, it's much the same for area fruit growers. WHEC-TV Rochester more »

Maryland Vintners Say Drought Great for Grapes

This summer's drought has withered corn stalks and punished soybean plants across Maryland, but at least one crop is thriving in the hot, dry weather: grapes. Capital Gazette more »

Apple growers want trees grown in two seasons

There’s a horse race of sorts going on in Washington apple orchards, and the two top horses are Allan Brothers and Auvil Fruit Company. The horses deny there’s a race, but the fans know better.... more »

Fight Over Raw Juice Divides New York State’s Cider Mills

A handful of New York producers are still fighting for the right to sell untreated apple cider, but it’s been an uphill battle so far – and time is running short. The fall apple harvest... more »

Dry Weather Troubles Some State Vineyards

Area wine makers are expecting a really good product this year because of the dry weather, but the drought is beginning to cause problems even for them. inRich.com more »

Not Much Fruit to See on Illinois Hort Tour

“It’s going to be a tough show to do. There’s not a whole lot to look at.” That was Larry Flamm’s assessment the week before the Illinois State Horticulture Society annual field day tour was... more »

Hard Work, Imagination Make On-farm Business Flourish

In 1984, Harold and Janice Wagner started with an old farmhouse, a drive shed and 50 acres of untilled ground just outside of Windsor, Ontario. They’ve put money and sweat equity into the property, but... more »

UC Cooperative Extension Battles Back From Drastic State Budget Cuts

When it comes to agriculture in the United States, it doesn’t get much bigger than California. The Western state stretches hundreds of miles from north to south, encompassing a diverse range of climates, soil types,... more »

For five weeks in summer, Pullins family comes together to sell 28 acres of berries

Raspberries are a scratchy, labor-demanding crop, and certainly harvest season is the most intensive – and important – time of the year. That fits with the folks who operate Champaign Berry Farm. Each year, they... 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 »


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