Mist rises from an orange grove during freezing weather on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, west of Reedley, Calif. Citrus farmers are no stranger to frost and use irrigation and wind machines to propel warm air through the fields and raise the temperature of the air enveloping the groves. (AP Photo/…
Wind machines help keep oranges from freezing during colde weather on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, west of Reedley, Calif. Citrus farmers are no stranger to frost and use irrigation and wind machines to propel warm air through the fields and raise the temperature of the air enveloping the groves.…
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — After the orange harvesting ends and the sun sets, the toughest part of John S. Gless' day is just beginning: a desperate fight to stave off a cold spell threatening to destroy his citrus crop.
Icicles hang off oranges as growers use water to help keep the orchard warm during freezing weather on Thursday in Del Rey, Calif. Citrus farmers are no stranger to frost and use irrigation and wind machines to propel warm air through the fields and raise the temperature of the air envelopin…
INDIANAPOLIS | Ignoring data showing that Indiana's decade of trickle-down prosperity policies haven't improved the income, health or quality of life for most Hoosiers, Gov. Mike Pence promised Thursday to deliver still more business-centered programs in the upcoming legislative session.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Authorities say the fall harvest in Illinois has ended.
Lake County farmland sold at auction for $10.4 million this week, a signal that demand remains high in spite of rising prices.
SCHERERVILLE | An agricultural boom in Indiana means a drop in food prices in the coming year, benefiting consumers.
While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.
Members of The Times Board of Economists reported at their October meeting the area economy keeps moving slowly forward and should see a boost because of holiday spending.
VALPARAISO | People who want to eat fresh, locally grown produce might not have to head to a farmers market to see if anything strikes their fancy if an Indiana Department of Agriculture project comes to fruition.
VALPARAISO | Whitney Hibbitts' concerns about genetically modified organisms, called GMOs, first began after she attended the May rally in Chicago where protesters called for clear labeling of food produced using what she describes as "today's accepted experimental growing technology."
The first week of October delivered sunny skies long enough for the 2013 harvest to begin in earnest.
Farmland values and cash rents have risen again this year, and Northwest Indiana has some of the highest prices in the state, according to a Purdue University study.
Drought has returned to much of Northwest Indiana, but it is nowhere near as bad as the severe drought that devastated much of the state's crops last year and is not expected to raise prices at the grocery store.
Although Linda Ebert had been a gardener most her life, she had no intention of ever becoming a commercial grower.
FAIR OAKS | Executives and elected officials gathered at Fair Oaks Farms on Monday for the grand opening of its agritourism destination, Pig Adventure.
As the distinct drone of a single-engine aircraft sounds, an airplane drops rapidly toward the earth, then pulls up to spray over the field below it.
HOBART | The County Line Orchard will have its own fields of dreams this season to honor the Chicago Blackhawks.
FAIR OAKS | A grand opening celebration dubbed "Hogust 5" for Fair Oaks Farms' new Pig Adventure is slated for Monday.
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