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Country Folks Grower is a business to business publication offering coast to coast coverage through three regional editions.

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Next generation explores new ideas

John and Lynette Myhre strike a pose near one of their eight-foot wreaths, an incredibly popular attraction at that farm for family photos.
Photo courtesy of Rusty Gate Tree Farm

by Sally Colby

Lynette Myhre said when her husband John was in college, he helped someone with Christmas trees and thought it would be a good idea for retirement. […]

Ag Law Conference covers ongoing issues

The “Developing Topics in Agricultural, Environmental and Food Law” webinar was presented by Kelly Nuckolls, a policy specialist at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.

by Enrico Villamaino

For the sixth November since 2015, the University of Maryland’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) hosted its annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference. […]

IPM important for sustainability of cherry crop

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

First introduced in 2011, spotted wing drosophila has been affecting cherry harvests. Cornell researchers studied the impact on tart and sweet cherry crops in New York State and estimated a 2% loss. […]

Value-added variety viable for maple producers

by Sonja Heyck-Merlin

In a recent webinar, Aaron Wightman, maple specialist at Cornell, highlighted emerging value-added opportunities for maple syrup producers. According to Wightman, maple syrup production has increased dramatically in New York in the past 18 years, and other states are experiencing similar trends. […]

Selling live Christmas trees – and keeping them alive

by Courtney Llewellyn

A trend these days among nursery shoppers – particularly Millennials and Gen Z – is sustainability. They want plants that will last and even enhance the natural environment. That’s why some are seeking out living Christmas trees rather than pre-cut or ones they cut themselves. […]