Midwest

Hepatitis A potentially linked to blackberries from Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, announced Nov. 20 an investigation into multi-state outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses in Indiana,... more »

Registration open for Ohio Sustainable Food and Farm Conference

Registration is now open for Ohio's premier educational and networking event for ecological farmers, backyard growers, and others committed to sustainable agriculture, local food, and green living. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's (OEFFA)... more »

Planning for the 2020 grape growing season with weather and region in mind

{Sponsored} Last grape season started cold and wet in California. Many growers were rightfully concerned about how the early season weather would impact the 2019 growing season. Kate Walker, BASF Technical Service Representative for coastal California... more »

One southwest Michigan farmer dies, another farmer stable following EEE virus

According to South Bend, Indiana, television station WNDU, another deadly case of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus has hit southwestern Michigan. Jim Whitright, an Eau Claire, Michigan, farmer many knew as "Tiny," died Nov.... more »

Fruit tree research station planned in Weare Township, Michigan

A fruit tree research center in northern Oceana County is being planned by the newly formed West Central Michigan Horticultural Research Inc. According to Nov. 17 story by the Mason County Press, the West Central Michigan... more »

After fire, Riveridge expands cider 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 »

Brett Anderson to lead Michigan Hort Society

For more than a century, the Anderson family has grown apples in west Michigan, and in 2020, the farm’s current leader will serve as president of the Michigan State Horticultural Society. Brett Anderson of AB... more »

Midwest farmland values down slightly in third quarter, AgLetter reports

AgLetter reports farmland values for the Seventh Federal Reserve District in the third quarter of 2019 were 1 percent lower than a year ago. Values for “good” agricultural land in the third quarter of 2019... more »


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