Production

Late Blight

New strains of late blight are creating problems for Florida potato growers, leading scientists to find out why the disease is changing before it beco... more »

N.Y. Farm Labor Bill Moves Closer to Senate Vote

Allies for expanding farmworker rights in New York scored a mini-victory Wednesday when the Senate Labor Committee moved the Farmworkers Fair Labor Pr... more »

Senator Gains Sway on N.Y. Bill

The Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act was rerouted Thursday to the Senate Agriculture Committee, a surprise reversal that gave state Sen. Darrel J.... more »

Growers to have ‘sufficient’ supply in 2010

Early indications for the 2010 water year point to sufficient water storage and ground water reserves to get irrigators through the upcoming growing s... more »

California Man Touts Cooling Shelter for Farmworkers

After watching grape harvesters toil in the vineyards on a summer day without shade, Garth Patterson was inspired to get them some relief. abc NewsCli... more »

Rural America is on an Immigrant Labor Treadmill

The farmworkers of tomorrow are growing up today somewhere outside the United States, making immigration policy a major concern of farmers, farmworker... more »

Potatoes in Malawi, Africa

A photo gallery of Joe's trip can be viewed on the Spudman Facebook fan page here.She grew the potatoes, carried them to the factory and processed the... more »

Vine Killing

Growers tend to build their own formula for good vine killing management from years of experience. Over that period of time they learn how factors suc... more »

North Florida Growers Battle Cold, Drought, Flood

Potato growers in northeast Florida's Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties have battled an unholy triumvirate of weather issues this winter and spri... more »

P.E.I. Multiplies Fines to Protect Against Potato Disease

Island farmers who don't properly dispose of bad potatoes will face much higher fines, as the province moves to stop the spread of diseases.Farmers ar... more »


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