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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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Tax changes for growers

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Ever-changing tax codes challenge business owners, including growers. That’s why AmericanHort recently presented “Cracking the Code on Taxes that Affect Your Green Industry Business.” […]

Growing with customers’ needs

Daemon Coughlin strives to offer the appropriate stock for the nursery’s Zone 4 location, and said some of the popular trees people successfully grow include hardy redbuds, maples and oaks.
Photos by Sally Colby

by Sally Colby

Although Daemon Coughlin grew up in the nursery business his parents started 40 years […]

Wisconsin farm market celebrates 100th season

Market Manager Caitlyn White works with one of the market’s longest-running vendors, Cindy Chapman. The market is open three days a week to allow vendors to bring fresh-from-the-field product harvested that morning.
Photo by Gail March Yerke

by Gail March Yerke

Whether it’s a birthday or an anniversary, the 100-year mark […]

Growing from scratch

by Karen Van Wyk

Rick and Michelle Grosek, the owners of Bear Butte Gardens in Sturgis, SD, sprouted the business from scratch. Simple family living has grown into a certified organic vegetable and meat farm. […]

Pumpkin Production Pointers

Soon it will be time to start planting pumpkins. Generally for the eastern U.S., the planting month is July (or between June and July for western growers). Pumpkins are members of the Cucurbitaceae family, which also includes cucumber, muskmelons, watermelons and squash. […]

Seeing Spots

Thanks to the excessively wet weather in many growing regions, tree fruit growers have been (and are continuing to) contend with all types of diseases which favor wet conditions. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), regional precipitation ranks for May 2019 show that every region overall, with the exception of the Southeast, which is in a slightly below average […]