Midwest

Results in from Turkey cherries antidumping investigation

On Sept. 23, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of dried tart cherries from Turkey, finding that exporters sold... more »

Tweite’s Family Farm announces this is its last season

A Byron, Minnesota, farm has been in one family for more than 100 years and they have been opening up their home to the community for the last 31 years. According to ABC6 News in Rochester, Minnesota, Tom and... more »

Michigan Apple Committee seeking the next apple queen

Women with a strong and definite connection to the Michigan Apple industry are encouraged to apply for the 2020 Michigan Apple Queen title. The application deadline is Oct. 11, 2019. The new queen will be... more »

Grower hospitalized with rare mosquito-borne virus

A fundraising effort has been launched for Bill Teichman, a prominent Michigan tree fruit grower who’s in the hospital after contracting a rare disease. Teichman was admitted to the hospital in mid-August after suffering from... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council taking grant proposals

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council is now accepting 2020 Research Grant proposals with a maximum grant award of $50,000. Proposals must be received no later than 3 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, the... more »

Michigan seeks food safety education, training grant proposals

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is seeking grant proposals for food safety education and training as part of the Food Safety Education Fund grant program. The grant cycle for 2020 will... more »

MSU seeks state growers’ input on wildlife damage to crops

Agricultural producers face a plethora of wildlife issues on the farm, from biosecurity in animal agriculture to food safety requirements for fresh produce farmers. Many wildlife species have social or economic value and may be... more »

After fire, Riveridge expands cider production facility

On July 3, 2018, a new cider production facility of Riveridge Produce Marketing in West Michigan burned down. Almost immediately, staff and leadership made plans for a stopgap measure to meet orders for the coming... more »


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