Midwest

Modern American apple orchard pioneer Wally Heuser dies

Wallace E. “Wally” Heuser, a pioneering apple grower based in the West Michigan town of Lawrence has died, his daughter Wanda Heuser Gale said. He was 90 years old. “It is with great sorrow that... more »

2019 Ohio Produce Network ‘a success’

The Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association held its annual Ohio Produce Network on Jan. 16-17, 2019 at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio. President Aaron Buurma of Buurma Farms in Willard, Ohio presided over... more »

MSU Grape School offered in Traverse City and Benton Harbor

Michigan State University Grape School will be held March 28-29, 2019, in Traverse City and Benton Harbor; the two locations will be connected via teleconference. Participants will explore ways to improve vineyard management, gain in-depth training... more »

Invasive spotted lanternfly making its way to Ohio

Ohio has its radar in place to detect the first arrival of an invasive pest that can cause extensive damage to many crops, including vineyards and tree fruit. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest... more »

‘Duke’ of Michigan winegrapes retires

Michigan fruit growers took a long lunch Tuesday, Jan. 15, celebrating the career of "Duke" Elsner, who advised winegrape growers for decades in the fast-growing industry. Elsner retired from his full-time work with Michigan State... more »

Wunsch Farms CEO accepted into political leadership program

Isaiah Wunsch, CEO of Wunsch Farms near Traverse City, has been named to Michigan State University’s Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP). Wunsch Farms is a sixth-generation cherry and apple farm, according to localdifference.org. The 24... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council grant proposals due Feb. 26

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) announces a request for proposals (RFP) for projects to commence May 1, 2019. The MCBC's anticipated budget for 2019 awards is $350,000. Individual proposals are limited to a maximum... more »

New partnerships support Michigan wine industry

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Michigan State University (MSU), The School of Hospitality Business at MSU, Michigan Wine Collaborative (MWC), and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) have formed a new partnership.... more »


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