National Young Farmers Coalition opposes farm bill first draft

Proposed farm bill legislation released by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson misses a rare opportunity to meaningfully address the challenges facing the new generation of ... more »

MSU hires farm manager for plant pathology, entomology centers

Michigan State University has hired a new farm manager to oversee its Plant Pathology and Entomology Research Centers. Jared Andrews will direct and lead daily operations and administrative duties ... more »

USApple talks labor with Secretary of Agriculture, Labor Secretary

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) entered into some high-level meetings with Washington, DC, officials, including the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, about the difficult topic of labor. On May 20... more »

FIRA USA to showcase ag robotics in northern California

The FIRA USA ag robotics conference returns to California. Ag robotics is the focus of a fall northern California FIRA USA farm automation conference. FIRA USA is returning and is set to provide... more »

EFI champions mental health awareness month

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), a farmworkers organization, is spotlighting Mental Health Awareness Month in May. EFI, the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growe... more »

USDA to purchase more processed apple products

USDA is taking another major bite of Michigan’s apple backlog, adding to their previous $40 million purchase of processed apple products thanks to its history of working with the Michigan Agricultur... more »

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