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Rainbow City Farms adds color to dishes

Aug. 24, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Five-year-old Walt Rogers picked a large sweet pepper out of his father's garden. First he showed Michael Rogers his harvest, then ripped into it with his teeth, pulling away a large chunk of the red vegetable. "It's good!" he said. Michael Rogers, 28, began gardening in his yard six...

Farmers use tech to squeeze every drop from Colorado River

Aug. 13, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day. After a brief, snaking flight above the field, the drone landed and the...

Want a second crop of cabbage this season? 2 methods

Aug. 13, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

I have a head of cabbage that's getting so swollen I know it's going to split. Especially if a thunderburst drenches the ground. And after that head splits, my other cabbage heads, not as far along as the first, are also likely to swell, then split. I'm not going to sit back and accept splitting cabbage heads,...

Downtown Bristol's fresh goods market in full summer bloom

Jul. 28, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin Leonard flocked to the Farmers Market on State Street on July 17, saying it was too wet to work. Off and on, it rained all day in the Lime Hill community of Washington County, Virginia, where Leonard's family farms 235 acres, cultivating vegetables, hay and tobacco. Leonard, 61,...

Gleaning mangoes to fight hunger in Palm Beach County

Jul. 27, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Amaya Clews was aiming high — 20 feet to be exact. The 9-year-old girl, dripping in sweat from the morning humidity, was hungry to glean the red and yellow mango towering above her. Almost as hungry as 57-year-old Gregory Morgan was to eat it. Mangoes are a "blessed"...

Lawrence area farm taking a break for storm cleanup

Jul. 20, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A regionally popular farm east of Lawrence known for flowers, vegetables and its fall pumpkin patch plans to close for the month of August to clean up after a May tornado that took out a machine shed, the butterfly house and five of the farm's seven greenhouses. The 40-acre...

Amid fuel shortage, Venezuelan farmers worry about crops

Jul. 9, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

LA GRITA, Venezuela (AP) — Growing potatoes and carrots high in the wind-swept mountains of western Venezuela had always proven a challenge for Luis Villamizar. But as oil production in the South American country has collapsed under years of mismanagement and U.S. sanctions, many in the industry are...