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In this Thursday, June 18, 2020 photo, Dorchester County Career and Technology Center instructor Russell Henderson tosses an eggplant he just picked into a basket that agriculture student Mady Platt holds in Dorchester County, S.C. (Brad Nettles/The Post And Courier via AP)

SC students continue learning via farm work during pandemic

Jun. 27, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

DORCHESTER, S.C. (AP) — Some things can’t be taught online. As the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools statewide to shutter, hundreds of schools were forced to transition entirely to remote learning. But when the classroom is a 2-acre farm filled with thousands of pounds of produce waiting to be...

Residents stand on a balcony of an apartment complex where dozens of COVID-19 cases have been registered among a community of Bulgarian farm workers, in Mondragone, in the southern Italian region of Campania, Friday, June 26, 2020. The governor of the region is insisting that the farm workers should stay inside for 15 days, not even emerging for food, and that the national civil protection agency should deliver them groceries. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Tensions rise at virus hot spot apartments in southern Italy

Jun. 26, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

MONDRAGONE, Italy (AP) — The governor of a southern Italian region insisted on Friday that residents of an apartment complex quarantine inside for 15 days, not even venturing out to buy food, after dozens of COVID-19 cases among Bulgarian seasonal farm workers and Italians who live there were confirmed....

This undated photo shows a vegetable garden in New Paltz, N.Y. A surprisingly large amount of vegetables can be harvested from even a small vegetable garden. (Lee Reich via AP)

Have transplants ready to take place of harvested vegetables

Jun. 16, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

One way to reap an abundance of vegetables from even a tiny garden is to keep planting throughout the growing season. Soon, you could be filling in new vegetables where you’ll have harvested onions or pulled spent pea or cucumber vines. Later, there’ll be space where corn, early beets or carrots...

Polk charity works to stave off hunger for migrant families

May. 24, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) — Their hands have spent countless hours plucking strawberries, squash and other fruits and vegetables that would eventually end up on the plates and in the stomachs of people they will never meet. As they waited outside their meager homes Wednesday afternoon (May 13), the farmworkers...

Greenhouse owner calls last frost date with uncanny accuracy

May. 24, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When the wind comes barreling down Mount Mitchell, it bears down hard on the South Toe Valley, bringing with it whatever weather lingers near the summit. On May 10, that wind brought sustained freezing temperatures to Open Ridge Farm, but owner Gretchen Farrell was prepared....

In this Friday, May 15, 2020 photo, Chris Garro shows off the long root under some herbs growing at the aquaponic greenhouse at Garro Farms in Nisland, S.D. (Lacey Peterson/Black Hills Pioneer via AP)

Western South Dakota aquaponic farm floats fresh food

May. 23, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) — A Butte County couple is putting fish to work in a new aquaponic greenhouse, growing fresh, locally-grown lettuce that now lines Northern Hills grocery shelves. He is a Black Hills and Wyoming native, she’s from northeast Iowa, and together, Chris and Alexa Garro, owners...

Persistent rain and flooding a problem for Arkansas farmers

May. 18, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The wet weather has brought uncertainty to Arkansas' spring's harvest, as persistent rainfall has made it difficult for many farmers to plant their crops. Along with organic vegetables, the planting of soybeans, cotton, corn and rice is also lagging, even more than last season,...

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, wears a mask as she speaks with employees following a tour of Coastal Sunbelt Produce, Friday, May 15, 2020, in Laurel, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Ivanka Trump tours launch of USDA's family food box program

May. 15, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Billions of dollars worth of fruit, vegetables and other farm products that might have gone to waste because of the coronavirus pandemic will instead be delivered to food banks and nonprofit organizations that help the needy under a new Agriculture Department program. Agriculture...

In this  May 5, 2020, photo, Ali Capper inspects the blossom on her apple trees at Stocks Farm in Suckley, Worcestershire. Britain’s fruit and vegetable farmers have long worried that the exit from the European Union would keep out the tens of thousands of Eastern European workers who come every year to pick the country’s produce. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has brought that feared future to the present. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

'Foretaste' of Brexit: Virus cuts off much of UK farm labor

May. 12, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's fruit and vegetable farmers have long dreaded their country's exit from the European Union, worrying that it would keep out the tens of thousands of Eastern European workers who come every year to pick produce. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has brought that feared future to the...