Primocane Raspberries Fit Just Fine on Maryland Farm

If managing raspberries were easy, would they still sell for $4.50 a pint? Nathan Milburn hopes so. In 2001, Milburn Orchards ventured into raspberries for the first time. The Elkton, Md., family was expanding the... more »

New Yorker Aims to Restore Currants to Former Glory

Greg Quinn’s overarching goal is to see New York restored to its former position as the nation’s leading state in currant production – and to be a leader in making it happen. Last May, Quinn’s... more »

New Crunch Pak Plant Adds Apple-Slicing Options

Crunch Pak’s new 7,000 square-foot slicing facility in Cashmere, Wash., is giving the company more options for its prepackaged sliced apples. Tony Freytag, Crunch Pak director, said the “completely-updated” facility has allowed the company to... more »

Are Cities Condemning Land, Creating Urban Sprawl?

The Supreme Court decided rightly in the eminent domain case Kelo vs. City of New London. The court ruled that the city could use its power of eminent domain to carry out a planned redevelopment... more »

Patience Pays Dividends During 108th Congress

One word comes to mind when analyzing Farm Bureau's accomplishments during the 108th Congress. That word is "patience." And, as William Shakespeare wrote, "Though patience be a tired mare… she will plod." Patience was vital... more »

Scramble Toward Sweet Cherries Is On

Why do sweet cherries crack? The easy answer is, “It has something to do with rain.” But, conceded Mortiz Knoche, he didn’t have to come all the way from eastern Germany to tell growers that.... more »

Fruit Industry Has Fresh Reason for Hope

Trade show season always is exciting because you get the entire industry together to talk about the past growing season and the possibilities of the future. One of the most upbeat trade shows I’ve attended... more »

Letters to the Editor: Health Claims, Intellectual Property Rights

FDA Not Too Tough On Health Claims This letter is in response to your question, “Is the FDA too tough on health claims for fruits and vegetables?” I say no because the agriculture industry, food... more »

Caneberries Rule for Oregon Couple

Like the huge 207-year-old Douglas fir lying at the entrance to their Boring, Ore., farm, caneberry growers Tony and Julie Schedeen have had their farming ups and downs. But unlike the lifeless log felled by... more »

High-Value Crops Perfect for High-Value Land

Over the years, northern Maryland has changed from a bucolic rural countryside into a high rent district. Soaring land prices have driven out certain kinds of farming, but farmers who have changed what they produce... more »

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