Midwest

$12M in produce-processing projects planned in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell recently announced some food processing projects that will be awarded funds under a competitive grant program. The $1.8 million in grants for the 20... more »

Composting techniques to be demonstrated at Dairy Doo event

An educational event will be held Saturday, August 3 at Morgan Composting in Sears, Michigan. Two tracks will be offered – one for homeowners and one for those involved in small or large farms. This... more »

US trade official to headline USApple’s outlook conference

USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will speak at the U.S. Apple Association’s annual conference next month in Chicago. The Crop Outlook & Marketing Conference, Aug. 22-23, is the premier event to preview,... more »

Clark County Farm Technology Days 2022 seeks farm site

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days has announced that Clark County has been selected to host Farm Technology Days (FTD) in 2022. Over the next three years there will be many opportunities to get involved to tell... more »

Production expected up for Michigan SweeTango, Kiku, other apples

Applewood Fresh Growers expect a production increase of 20% over last year for SweeTango, as well as growth in production of other club varieties. In a press release, Applewood said it was “the lead marketer... more »

NW Michigan growers get natural disaster loans

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on July 3 designated five counties in northwest Michigan as primary natural disaster areas. Northwest Michigan is a noted fruit-production region, especially Grand Traverse County. Michigan grows 75 percent of the... more »

Ohio State offers Foodpreneur School to expand market outreach

Farmers that have experienced success selling goods direct to consumers often find it difficult to reach and navigate new market channels such as restaurants, grocers, and specialty stores. Foodpreneur School prepares entrepreneurs to grow their... more »

MAEAP launches website redesign

On July 8, the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) announced the launch of its new, redesigned website, www.MAEAP.org. The new site puts more focus on user experience by including a convenient top navigation, responsive... more »


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