Kale joins ranks of annual 'Dirty Dozen' pesticide list

Kale, that popular green of the health conscious, has joined the ignoble list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. The last time kale was on the list was in 2009 when it was ranked eighth. Strawberries and spinach took the top two spots again this year, respectively, followed by kale.

Severe weather threatens summer crops

Downpours, possibility of hail has strawberry farmers preparing for the worst

Any farmer knows the business is a risky one, one that relies on Mother Nature doubling as a sort of Lady Luck.