Midwest

Three new sections for Michigan Apple Retail Dietitian Kit available

The Michigan Apple Committee has released new sections for their Retail Dietitian Kit to continue to assist retailers with educating their customers about the health benefits of regular apple consumption. “Our official dietitian, Shari Steinbach,... more »

MDARD names Jamie Zmitko-Somers as ag development division director

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell announced Jan. 12 the selection of Jamie Zmitko-Somers as the department’s new Agriculture Development Division Director effective Monday, Jan. 25. “Anybody who has had the... more »

Michigan blueberry grower Roger Leduc dies at age 91

Roger Leduc, 91, founder of Leduc Blueberries in Paw Paw, Michigan, died Dec. 28, at his home in Paw Paw. According to his obituary, Roger Leduc was born on Dec. 11, 1929 in Holyoke, Massachusetts,... more »

Michigan cherry farmer pushes to get COVID-19 vaccine for workers

Since northern Michigan received the first doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine almost three weeks ago, many are wondering when they will be able to receive the vaccine. According to a report by Up North Live,... more »

Michigan order extends pesticide applicator credentials until June

A new emergency rule filed on Dec. 30 by Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell extended pesticide applicator credential expiration dates as part of the state’s continued COVID-19 response. Applicators... more »

Founder of Chateau Grand Traverse in Michigan dies at 89

Ed O’Keefe Jr., who founded north central Michigan's the first winery, Chateau Grand Traverse, died Jan. 1. He was 89. According to the Traverse City Record-Eagle, Eddie O’Keefe, co-owner of the winery, described his father... more »

USDA proposes changes to tart cherries assessment rate

The USDA is inviting comments on a recommendation by the Cherry Industry Administrative Board to change the allocation of the assessment rate prescribed under the marketing order regulating tart cherries grown in the states of... more »

Biological control of brown marmorated stink bug targeted by samurai wasp

A tiny wasp, about as big as a sesame seed, that lays its eggs into the eggs of stink bugs is the most promising biological control agent against the brown marmorated stink bug. Originating from the... more »

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