Midwest

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 »

Corteva announces plans to expand global spinosyns capacity

Wilmington, Delaware-based Corteva Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) has announced its board of directors has approved a $145 million capital investment in the company’s Midland, Michigan, manufacturing facility to expand global capacity for the Company’s high-demand insect... more »

Even in Iowa, apple growers feel trickle down impact of tariffs

This season’s apple crop is expected to be the ninth largest in history. And a bountiful harvest is often good news. But because of increasing tariffs this year, some smaller apple farmers are worried not... more »

President, CEO of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market leaves; Meijer exec appointed

Chris Sherrell, president and chief executive officer of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, has announced his departure from the company. “I am extremely proud of the company I was able to build as well as our... more »

Michigan cherry growers talk Turkey, tariffs with senator

Thanksgiving is weeks away, but talk of Turkey dominated a roundtable discussion between U.S. Sen. Gary Peters , D-Michigan, and region fruit growers. According to the Traverse City Record-Eagle, more than two dozen growers talked... more »

Virtue Cider installs 200 solar panels at orchard

Virtue Cider, a Michigan-based cidermaker recently installed a 78-kilowatt (kW) solar array next to its cider houses. The new installation means half of its purchased electricity will be coming from renewable sources and is equivalent... more »


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