Midwest

Interview with Andy Ferguson of Ferguson’s Orchards, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

When Andy Ferguson was still in high school, his parents (Tom and Deb Ferguson) purchased an old apple orchard in western Wisconsin as a complete career shift. They spent 10 years steadily modernizing the operation... more »

Registration open for online Sustainable Food and Farm Conference

Registration is now open for an interactive educational online conference for ecological farmers, backyard growers, and others committed to sustainable agriculture, local food and green living. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's (OEFFA) 42nd annual... more »

USDA grant funds ag marketing partnership in Minnesota

A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and partners at the University of Minnesota (UMN) engage farmers and agriculture businesses in marketing their products more effectively... more »

Michigan farmers’ markets adjust to pandemic

Most of the Michigan's 240 farmers' markets survived during the pandemic that upended the way fresh produce, baked goods and other items are sold at the popular venues. According to a story by Judy Putnam... more »

Gov. Whitmer announces USDA disaster designation for five Michigan counties

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Nov. 27 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a disaster designation to five Michigan counties, which makes farm operators in those counties – as well as in several contiguous... more »

Edwin Raak, Michigan fruit grower, aged 84, dies

Edwin E. Raak, 84, of Holland, Michigan, died in the early morning hours of Nov. 20, 2020, at Holland Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 10 years Randi (Comeau) Raak, and his sons... more »

Will Bristol to lead Michigan State Horticultural Society

A grower among growers, Will Bristol will help lead Michigan’s tree fruit industry through 2021. Bristol is a fifth-generation grower of tree fruit in eastern Michigan’s Lapeer County – an hour’s drive north of downtown... more »

Michigan agriculture stalwart Fred Tubbs dies at age 82

Fred Tubbs, 82, of Hart, Michigan, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at his home. He is now reunited with his wife, Dianna, grandson, Collin Hansen, brother, Gary Tubbs, and sister, Ruthann Corliss. According to his... more »

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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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