Midwest

‘Unsafe’ cider produced in an uninspected, unlicensed Michigan facility

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is advising consumers not to drink cider produced by Bowens Mills in Middleville, Michigan, due to food safety concerns. Bowens Mills was found operating an unlicensed cider... more »

Michigan grower takes helm of USApple board

Chris Alpers is a fruit grower who is comfortable in the middle of an apple or cherry orchard, as well as in a boardroom. The U.S. Apple Association recently named Alpers as the new chair... more »

West Central Michigan Research and Extension Center to host field day

Michigan State University and the new West Central Michigan Research and Extension Center will host an AgBioResearch and MSU Extension Field Day from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 19. The field day will allow the West Central Michigan Research and Extension Center... more »

New marketing agreement for SnapDragon and RubyFrost apples

Crunch Time Apple Growers, the collective of growers responsible for SnapDragon and RubyFrost apples, has granted two Michigan-based apple packaging, shipping and marketing facilities – Applewood Fresh Growers LLC and Riveridge Produce Marketing,Inc. – license to market both... more »

Western Lake Erie Basin farmers can get phosphorus reduction funds

Farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin – including parts of Ohio, Michigan and Indiana – can earn money through a phosphorus load reduction pilot program. The “Phosphorus Load-Reduction Stimulation Program” (PLUS-UP) program, coordinated by... more »

Wisconsin Cranberry Research Station seeks to ‘move the industry forward’

On a sunny September morning, a group of workers harvest the first cranberry crop from the Wisconsin Cranberry Research Station near Black River Falls. Originally purchased in 2017, it has taken years to renovate the marsh... more »

Wasps are picking up in Wisconsin vineyards

As we are approaching harvest, there are a number of insects that you should prepare for as they can become problematic at harvest. These include multicolored Asian lady beetle (MALB), social wasps, and spotted-wing drosophila... more »

Indiana farm fatality summary stresses importance of farm safety

Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week. The annual observance has been the third week of September... more »

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Weathered grower to lead Michigan hort group

Grape industry changes seen in 1995

NC Caneberry Field Day emphasizes crop strategy

Raising canes in Southeastern North Carolina

Mechanical, robotic innovations highlighted at blueberry event

Emerging technology, apple sessions highlight EXPO

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