Midwest

Resource hub set for the Michigan food and agriculture workforce

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on Oct. 26 launched a new resource, the Michigan Food, and Agriculture: Strategic Employment Planning hub. This hub is a critical resource providing education and awareness in... more »

Michigan Community Mediation Association sets Michigan Agricultural Mediation Program

The Michigan Community Mediation Association (MCMA) has been awarded the Michigan Agricultural Mediation Program (MAMP) by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This program offers free mediation services to Michigan farmers to resolve their... more »

Gov. Whitmer, ag director celebrate Farm to School Month with apples

Gov.Whitmer, Lt. Governor Gilchrist and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell bit into Michigan apples Oct. 14 to celebrate the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch and Farm to School Month. They... more »

Webinar connects community supported ag farmers in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio

The in-person "Thinking Inside the Box: Growing CSA’s Across the Tri-State Region Conference" originally scheduled for Oct. 24-25, 2021, has been postponed until 2022 due to continued concerns over gathering at this time. In its... more »

Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour returns

The annual Great Lakes EXPO Fruit & Vegetable EXPO's annual Farm Market Bus Tour is back for 2021. Join Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News for the bus tour and visit some of west... more »

October proclaimed Michigan Apple Month

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October to be Michigan Apple Month, recognizing the importance of the Michigan Apple industry. Michigan is known for its diverse agriculture, which includes many specialty crops such as apples. Apples... more »

Vine Line joins FreshEdge, expanding FreshEdge’s Michigan footprint

FreshEdge, a family of produce and specialty food companies backed by Rotunda Capital Partners, acquired Vine Line, a fresh produce distributor located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Vine Line operates out of a 67,147 square-foot state-of-the-art facility built... more »

Gov. Whitmer proclaims October as Michigan Agritourism Month

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October as Michigan Agritourism Month. The month-long celebration recognizes the economic and social benefits of agritourism to our state’s farms and communities. Michigan Agritourism Month is a special time to... 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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