Information Specific for Growing Berries in High Tunnels

Berry growers in the Upper Midwest and Northeast can access information specific to growing berries in tunnels at the TunnelBerries website:  TunnelBerries is a seven-state research and extension project designed to provide growers with the knowledge needed to expand raspberry, blackberry and strawberry production in the Upper Midwest and Northeast U.S. with the use […] Read More

Greenhouse connection to neonic contamination disputed

According to The area around Leamington, Ont., has a large number of greenhouses. Environment Canada believes those greenhouses, which produce vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, are contributing to high levels of insecticides in surface water in the surrounding area. Environment Canada scientists collected surface water samples from 15 locations across Ontario in […] Read More

Watch “To Save The Snowflakes!” on YouTube

Save the Snowflakes is a special project of the Media Research Center with the aim of bringing attention and providing support to precious snowflakes across America, whose feelings continue to be hurt by conservative rhetoric, social triggers, disagreeable opinions or opposing points of view. #SaveTheSnowflakes […] Read More

Dialing in Your High Tunnel for Less Work, Greater Yields, and Higher Profits

I wanted to share this exciting workshop to take your high tunnel growing to the next level, both economically and ecologically. Dialing in Your High Tunnel for Less Work, Greater Yields, and Higher Profits Monday, February 6th | 9:30am to 5:00pm Stonehill College | North Easton, MA Cost*: NOFA/MOFGA Member - $75 ; General Public […] Read More

REPORTS: Slick travel, delays to continue through Saturday evening across Northeast

 AccuWeather staff writer By Chaffin Mitchell : A winter storm is wreaking havoc on travel across the Northeast and will continue to do so through Saturday evening. Play Video Travel conditions deteriorate as storm travels across the northeast US Dec 17, 2016; 1:15 PM ET A winter storm is wreaking havoc on travel across the Northeast […] Read More

$75,000 OTF Grant Generates Greenhouse and Agri-Business Study

December 9, 2016,  LEAMINGTON – On Friday, the Leamington District Chamber of Commerce welcomed representatives from area greenhouses businesses, food processing companies and various stakeholders to a ceremony to mark the beginning of a feasibility study into the creation of an Agri-business Centre of Excellence for skills development, innovation, and environmental issues.  Local MPP Rick […] Read More

Growing Under Cover 2 is here!!

Written by Tom Buller, Kansas Rural Center; Dr. Cary Rivard, Kansas State University, Fruit and Vegetable Extension Specialist; and Kim Oxley, Research Extension Associate, Kansas State University, Growing Under Cover: A Kansas Grower’s Guide, provides success stories from Kansas farmers who use tunnels on their farms, additional general management strategies, and specific cropping advice for […] Read More

Back From Afghanistan, and Straight to the Greenhouse

According to by BOURREE LAM:  We work with local retailers—around here it's Giant, Wegmans, Martin’s, Peapod, Roundy's. We basically just deliver fresh produce to them and cut down on the number of miles food travels. We scale with them [by increasing or decreasing the quantity of crops] as well; we do that year-round. Lam: […] Read More

Lifestyle approach drives organic sales at Costco

According to By Ashley Nickle: “We know that this is something that has become a true lifestyle for people,” Padilla said, “and we’ve been selling organics for probably some 20, close to 25 years.” Costco may have already surpassed Whole Foods as the leader in organic sales, according to a 2015 assessment by investment […] Read More

Where Do The Presidential Candidates Stand?

According The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) looked into the background of each presidential candidate based on their previous comments, and offered some of the following assessments (check out the MPP website for a more in-depth analysis of each candidate’s position and how they “graded” with MPP). Hillary Clinton: • Has expressed support for legal access […] Read More