Midwest

Male weeds may hold key to their own demise

Scientists are getting closer to finding the genes for maleness in waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, two of the most troublesome agricultural weeds in the U.S. Finding the genes could enable new “genetic control” methods for... more »

Brandt expands production facility in Illinois

Springfield, Illinois-based Brandt has begun the construction of a new 40,000 square foot expansion of its manufacturing facility in Pleasant Plains, IL. The expansion will allow for additional storage of finished dry and liquid fertilizer... more »

DOL, Mexican Consulate establish plan to protect, educate workers in Michigan, Ohio

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Consulate General of Mexico in Detroit have signed a two-year alliance to promote workplace safety and health training and educational opportunities for... more »

Indiana Small Farm Conference to go virtual with live and on-demand content

The Indiana Small Farm Conference – Indiana’s premier annual event for the state’s small and diversified farming community – is moving online for 2021, combining live and on-demand content in a variety of topic areas.... more »

2021 Great Plains Growers Conference & Trade Show to go virtual Feb. 12-13

The Great Plains Growers Conference (GPGC) will be a virtual event to be held Feb. 12-13. It is a local conference for commercial fruit, vegetable, cut flower and honeybee producers from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska... more »

Interview with Andy Ferguson of Ferguson’s Orchards, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

When Andy Ferguson was still in high school, his parents (Tom and Deb Ferguson) purchased an old apple orchard in western Wisconsin as a complete career shift. They spent 10 years steadily modernizing the operation... more »

Registration open for online Sustainable Food and Farm Conference

Registration is now open for an interactive educational online conference 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) 42nd annual... more »

USDA grant funds ag marketing partnership in Minnesota

A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and partners at the University of Minnesota (UMN) engage farmers and agriculture businesses in marketing their products more effectively... more »

Current Issue

FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

Notes from the Farm column: Assess equipment to make farm operate better

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