Midwest

Michigan ranks seventh in production of fruits and vegetables

A new report by commodity.com takes a look at the states that produce the most fruits and vegetables. It finds out of all the states, Michigan produces the seventh most fruits and vegetables. Many sectors... more »

Indiana Horticulture Conference and Expo returns in person in 2022

After a year of online learning sessions, the Indiana Horticulture Conference and Expo is returning in person on Jan. 19-20 in Indianapolis. Beginner and experienced, and small and large vegetable and fruit operators are invited... more »

St. Julian marks 100 years as Michigan’s longest-operating winery

St. Julien Winery, Michigan’s longest operating and most award-winning winery – recently celebrated its Centennial with a historic gathering in Paw Paw, Michigan, where it has produced wines since 1936. Italian-born Mariano Meconi founded the... more »

Michigan plane crash kills couple who planned to open winery

A plane crashed Nov. 13 at Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan, killing four of the five people aboard, including Kate Leese and Adam Kendall, a couple who planted a vineyard and dreamed of opening... more »

Over $4M set for Michigan fruit and vegetable growers 

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-MI, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced Nov. 9 that Michigan will receive over $4 million in federal funding to support Michigan specialty crop growers who... more »

BioSafe Systems welcomes Jessica Stotz in Great Lakes region

BioSafe Systems’ agriculture division has announced the addition of another new technical representative for 2021. Jessica Stotz will be serving the Great Lakes’ region from her home state of Michigan. She earned her degree from... more »

MDARD’s Vought new chair of National Conference for Food Protection

Rebecca Vought, food safety specialist for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Food and Dairy Division’s Local Health Services and Emergency Response Unit, was recently elected chair of the Conference for Food... more »

Value of IPM shown in Purdue study of corn, watermelon

Many farmers rent bee hives to pollinate crops, but they could tap into the free labor of wild bees by adopting an as-needed approach to pesticides, a new proof-of-concept study shows. A multiyear study of... more »

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Weathered grower to lead Michigan hort group

Grape industry changes seen in 1995

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Raising canes in Southeastern North Carolina

Mechanical, robotic innovations highlighted at blueberry event

Emerging technology, apple sessions highlight EXPO

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