Midwest

Bipartisan letter sent in support of Michigan blueberry growers and fair trade

Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, and Congressman Dan Kildee, D-Michigan, sent a bipartisan letter Dec. 21 to the International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman Jason Kearns on behalf of Michigan blueberry growers and their families. Currently, the... more »

Michigan grants include funds for cherry processor

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on Dec. 17 awarded Value Added and Regional Food System grants to nine Michigan producers, processors and community development organizations. The grants are designed to help retain,... more »

Illinois-led research aims to clean agricultural drainage water

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has awarded $1.12 million to support University of Illinois-led research to clean agricultural drainage water through saturated buffers and denitrifying bioreactors. According... more »

Male weeds may hold key to their own demise

Scientists are getting closer to finding the genes for maleness in waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, two of the most troublesome agricultural weeds in the U.S. Finding the genes could enable new “genetic control” methods for... more »

Brandt expands production facility in Illinois

Springfield, Illinois-based Brandt has begun the construction of a new 40,000 square foot expansion of its manufacturing facility in Pleasant Plains, IL. The expansion will allow for additional storage of finished dry and liquid fertilizer... more »

DOL, Mexican Consulate establish plan to protect, educate workers in Michigan, Ohio

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Consulate General of Mexico in Detroit have signed a two-year alliance to promote workplace safety and health training and educational opportunities for... more »

Indiana Small Farm Conference to go virtual with live and on-demand content

The Indiana Small Farm Conference – Indiana’s premier annual event for the state’s small and diversified farming community – is moving online for 2021, combining live and on-demand content in a variety of topic areas.... more »

2021 Great Plains Growers Conference & Trade Show to go virtual Feb. 12-13

The Great Plains Growers Conference (GPGC) will be a virtual event to be held Feb. 12-13. It is a local conference for commercial fruit, vegetable, cut flower and honeybee producers from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska... more »

Current Issue

Startup claims first vertically grown, commercially sold strawberries

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Farm labor challenges span decades

Tree fruit group targets Michigan growers’ concerns

How California is protecting its winegrapes

Blueberry growers dedicated to organic practices for more than 40 years

SNAP opportunities for your market expanded

Notes from the Farm column: Taking a seat best way to continue with the job

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Agricultural workforce plays key role in times of crisis

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