Midwest

Michigan Apple Committee announces 2019 research funding

The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) board approved funding for 2019 research projects at their March board meeting. Research is an important part of MAC’s mission. “Members of the MAC Board of Directors select growers to serve... more »

USDA plans to buy $15 million of US tart cherries

Michigan Congressman Jack Bergman recently delivered news to Michigan cherry growers that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to buy $15 million of U.S. tart cherries. This purchase will provide urgent support to tart... more »

Deadline nears for orchard floor management workshop in Michigan

Michigan State University Extension and the Benzie Manistee Horticultural Society invite you to attend “Looking Below the Canopy: Orchard Floor Management to Minimize Orchard Pests and Optimize Fruit Quality.” This workshop will be held April 10,... more »

Report: Michigan AG asked to review migrant farm worker pay

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is asking Attorney General Dana Nessel to reconsider whether Michigan’s smallest farms can legally pay migrant farm workers less than minimum wage. The news came in a report published by The Michigan... more »

Michigan Apple Committee board elects officers

The Michigan Apple Committee Board of Directors elected new officers at their March 28 meeting. Mark Youngquist of Kent City was elected chair, Michael Dietrich of Conklin was elected vice chair and Damon Glei of... more »

Michigan ag commission elects leader, awards grants to fruit businesses

During its regularly scheduled meeting March 27, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development elected new officers and voted to approve Food and Agriculture Investment Fund grants for 11 food and agriculture projects in... more »

2019 MSU Agriculture Innovation Day set for July 26

The 2019 Michigan State University (MSU) Agriculture Innovation Day will take place on July 26 at MSU Farms in Lansing, Michigan. With a theme of “Focus on Precision Technology That Pays,” experts will detail how... more »

Value-added grant opportunity available in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development is now accepting applications for its latest round of value-added grants. The Value-Added Grant Program is designed to help retain, expand, attract or develop agricultural processing in... more »


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