A southern Illinois farmer says specialty crop conditions are a mixed bag this season. Steve Borcherding grows sweet corn, peaches, and strawberries with his wife Karen in Iuka. He tells Brownfield an early summer drought challenged their sweet corn. “But with some timely irrigation... Read More.
Butter, American cheese, and Swiss cheese stocks in cold storage are down from last month, but still higher than a year ago. USDA says there was 347.4 million pounds of butter stored as of June 30th compared to 367.8 million pounds the previous month... Read More.
The USDA is expanding its insurance coverage options for specialty crops. Risk Management Agency administrator Marcia Bunger says enterprise units, which allow a producer to insure all acres of an insured crop in the county together, will be available to more crops, including alfalfa... Read More.
Specialty crop growers stressed their needs for the 2023 Farm Bill during a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing Wednesday. Charles Wingard is Vice President of Field Operations for his family’s fresh vegetable operation Walter P. Rawl which farms across South Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Michigan,... Read More.