February 2009

Serving Bakers

The now-defunct restaurant chain I worked at in high school had one potato product the baked potato. Not even the french fries were from potatoes; they were sweet potato fries. The bulk potatoes would... more

State-of-the-art packing facility opens in southwest Michigan

White Pigeon, Mich., is home to fewer than 2,000 people, but the town in southwest Michigan now boasts a state-of-the-art potato packing facility. Fresh Solution Farms started packing potatoes in Sept... more

Will farm workers finally be legal in 2009?

With a Democratic president taking control and stronger Democratic majorities in Congress, does immigration reform for agricultural workers stand a chance this year? Next year?The short answer, accord... more

Written plan is key to dealing with neighbors, agencies

The influx of residential developments into predominantly agricultural areas can create friction between growers and their new neighbors. It's a problem that has long been occurring in California, but... more

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