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Ideanomics acquires US EV tractor maker Solectrac

Ideanomics announced June 14 it has fully acquired Solectrac Inc., a California-based manufacturer and distributor of premium zero-emission electric tractors that use clean renewable sources of energy, furthering the mission to reduce commercial fleet greenhouse gas emissions.... more »

Michigan exempts fully vaccinated ag workers from routine testing under order

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has updated its Order for COVID-19 testing for agricultural employees. New CDC guidance allows for fully vaccinated individuals in this category to be exempt from routine... more »

California FarmLink offers course on succession planning for farmers, ranchers

Of all the challenges farmers face year after year, the most daunting challenge may be figuring out how to navigate the farm business succession process. If you’re a farmer or rancher planning to retire in the... more »

Brighter Bites partners with food bank, Lipman Family Farms to share produce

Brighter Bites, a nonprofit organization that delivers fresh fruits, vegetables and nutrition education resources directly to families, partnered with Harry Chapin Food Bank and Lipman Family Farms to ensure southwest Florida families continue to receive... more »

Michigan blueberry orchard and facilities purchased

Gladstone Land Corp. announced June 10 that it has acquired 930 gross acres of farmland, including approximately 480 acres of blueberry bushes, and support facilities located in Paw Paw, Michigan, for $13.3 million. The facilities... more »

2021 preharvest blueberry webinar set by Michigan State University

Michigan State University Extension MSU Extension and the Small Fruit Team are holding the 2021 Blueberry Preharvest webinar on June 17, 2021, from noon to 2 p.m.. This webinar will provide updates on important issues... more »

Georgia peach farm introduces free two-day shipping nationwide

Fresh Georgia peaches are closer than ever. This summer, Pearson Farm introduces free two-day delivery for all peach orders. June until early August, Pearson Farm ships farm-fresh Georgia peaches throughout most of the continental United... more »

First adult Western cherry fruit fly expected to begin emergence in Oregon

All cherry trees owners should be aware the emergence of the first adult western cherry fruit flies is expected to begin on June 14 in the La Grande, Oregon, area. 50% adult fly emergence expected... more »

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