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

Each monthly issue covers all facets of growing and marketing fresh market and ornamental crops.

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Longfellow’s uses technology to keep moving forward

by Enrico Villamaino

Taking over the family business is usually the
result of years of planning and preparation. One generation serves an
apprenticeship to the one that came before it, with the tacit understanding
that the years of training and service will culminate in a passing of the
torch. The fact that the son will follow the father is never called into
question.

And then there’s Scott Longfellow.

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Potato potential discussed at Empire State Producers Expo

by Courtney Llewellyn

SYRACUSE, NY – Consumers are used to certain varieties of
produce when they shop. Growers tend to be a bit more adventurous – and their
explorations of agriculture often have the goal of presenting consumers with
different, sometimes better, options.

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Who’s exempt from the Produce Safety Rule?

by Sally Colby

According to the FDA, the Produce Safety Rule is a set of
science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing and
holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. The rule is part
of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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Planning for pest control

by Courtney Llewellyn

Planting
time will soon be upon many farmers across the northwestern United States, if
it isn’t already. Every growing season there are countless things to consider –
when to plant which seeds, where to plant, finding reliable sources of water
and fertilizer, dealing with whatever weather nature decides to bring upon us –
and, as always, pest control.

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Vegetable crops that last

by Sally Colby

Many experienced vegetable growers maintain at least a few
perennial crops such as asparagus, rhubarb, garlic and horseradish. Bill
Davison, Extension educator at the University of Illinois, said there are more
choices when it comes to perennials.

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No till and cover cropping for vegetables

by Tamara Scully

Soil health happens in a
cumulative manner, year after year, when attention is paid to sequestering
carbon. Carbon helps to add stability to soil aggregates and to enhance soil
water retention and soil nutrient retention. It is part of a healthy ecosystem
for soil microbiota.

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