Midwest

$1.92M in farm stress assistance grants go to WSU, others

Washington State University is one of four recipients of new federal funding that supports agricultural stress assistance. The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Oct. 22 rolled out... more »

Thieves make life difficult for Michigan apple, pumpkin operations

It's tough running an orchard in Michigan during the busy autumn season. Especially when someone steals your apple or pumpkin crop. "You think of an apple as just an apple, but it's literally a dollar... more »

New online matching tool connects landowners with land seekers

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has launched Heartland FarmLink, a new land linking service for farm seekers and farm owners. HeartlandFarmLink.org is a free online profile listing service where beginning farmers and... more »

Mark Varner joins Vive Crop Protection

Toronto, Canada-based Vive Crop Protection is pleased to announce that Mark Varner of Davison MI has joined the team as key account manager. Varner will be working with distributor head office and regional distributor account... more »

Jerry Mills: Grass trimmer cuts giant ragweed down to size

Labor Day was a good weekend. People responded to our internet advertising. We were busy all three days. Nice. Suckered again. We opened the farm on Labor Day weekend, and had a good crowd. The... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council debuts website

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) on Oct. 10 launched its website, MichiganCraftBeverage.com. The site features many resources to support the growing industry, including a detailed research finder, an industry marketplace, and business development and... more »

Winegrape session set for 2020 Orchard and Vineyard Show in Michigan

Plan to attend the winegrape session at the 2020 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show, Jan. 14-15, 2020, at the Grand Traverse Resort Hotel in Acme, Michigan. The purpose for the two-day wine grape session... more »

Michigan apples meet runners at the finish line

Marathon runners will receive Michigan apples at the finish line of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the third year. The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) is a sponsor of the marathon, which takes place... more »


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