Latest Vegetable farming News

Josey's Goods brings culture, quality back to local foods

May. 29, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Pulling from their own cabinets, Gene and Lisa Josey headed to the Lafayette Jockey Lot for their first try at selling homemade canned goods. A pillar vendor at the Lafayette Farmers Market, Josey’s Goods started out of necessity. Mid-2017, Gene...

A farmer to chefs reveals his deep vegetable knowledge

Apr. 21, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite thousands of years of humans working the soil, there are still things to learn. Just ask Farmer Lee Jones about the beet leaves. The Ohio-based farmer had planted too many beets and the surplus was dumped in a pile in a cooler. He returned later...

Swap the crop? New York hemp farmers eager to grow marijuana

Apr. 14, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Legal marijuana is coming to New York and hemp farmer Samir Mahadin sees it as a potential lifeline. Farmers dealing with depressed prices for plants that produce CBD are eager to take part in a statewide marijuana market expected to generate...

Farmer: Vidalia onions could be smaller, a bit pricier

Apr. 11, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

VIDALIA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's signature sweet onions may be a little smaller and a little more expensive this year. Vidalia onions are scheduled to begin shipping on April 19, arriving in stores in the following days. Farmer Aries Haygood told...

Turning point: When is it safe to plant your garden?

Apr. 07, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Spring in the vegetable or flower garden is a carefully orchestrated series of events. The goal is to keep things moving forward with the warming season, taking into account weather predictions and, because those are just predictions, average spring warming trends where you garden. ...

California targets critical farmworkers for vaccinations

Apr. 03, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fight to end the coronavirus' devastation throughout California's heartland extends to the Mexico border, where migrant farmworkers heading north to pick lettuce, broccoli, carrots and other crops are offered a vaccination as soon as they enter the United States. ...

Hi-tech indoor farm in South Bend taking on lettuce market

Mar. 27, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — It’s a chilly, wet and windy day — enough to remind us that winter still isn’t too far in the rearview mirror. But inside a new six-acre building on West Calvert Street in South Bend, Matt Gura is keeping a close watch over a sea of baby...

New problems arise for crop storage as planet gets warmer

Mar. 26, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

MECOSTA, Mich. (AP) — For generations, Brian Sackett's family has farmed potatoes that are made into chips found on grocery shelves in much of the eastern U.S. About 25% of the nation's potato chips get their start in Michigan, where reliably cool air during September...