Publisher’s Note: Growing Onions from a Novice Gardener

Growing Onions

I hope everybody had the opportunity to read the onion stories in our April issue of Growing. I am not a professional vegetable grower, just a novice gardener, but I gained valuable information from them, especially “7 Tips for Growing Your Best Onion” and “Onion Seed Varieties.” Growing Onions   I love onions on and in … Read more

Five Questions with Brent Heckman from Littau Harvester

Littau Harvester

Littau Harvester, based in Stayton, Oregon, has grown from a small regional provider to a national and international industry supplier of crop harvesting machinery and equipment. We asked the company about the importance of having the right harvester and the future of the industry. Brent Heckman   Here’s what Brent Heckman, sales at Littau Harvester, had to say.   Growing: … Read more

3 Lingering Issues with Produce Safety Rule

Safety Rule

There remain some issues to be resolved with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s final Produce Safety Rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Although some facets of the proposed rule were changed to the industry’s satisfaction, the mechanics of adjudging producer compliance have yet to be laid out. In addition, the water rule … Read more