February 2008

Fertile delta provides grower with “world’s best” soil to grow specialty crops

The Skagit Valley in northwestern Washington is a fertile delta formed by the Skagit and Samish rivers. It was there in 1938 that then 22-year-old Norman Nelson began potato farming. The land, with it... more

Michigan growers fund research and Extension

This is the first story in a series about the future of university Extension in various states across the nation.The Michigan economy is lagging behind the rest of the country, the result of a weakene... more

New irrigation technologies from ARS can help conserve a vital resource

In the small Montana farming town of Sidney, Robert Evans adjusts his Bluetooth. He's not chatting with colleagues or closing a business deal. He's watering his fields.A research leader at the USDA Ag... more

Show Some Potato Love

February doesn't have much going for it. It's the shortest of the twelve months and is buried near the end of winter, when all people want is a warm day and sunshine (at least here in the Midwest). Bu... more

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