Midwest

Blueberry farm operators to be inducted into Michigan Farmers Hall of Fame

For over 30 years, Dennis and Shelly Hartmann of Grand Junction, Michigan, have been involved in the agricultural industry. They currently own 368 acres and rent an additional 130 acres at their farm in Van... more »

Two weeks left to sample tissues and soils for Wisconsin cranberries

It’s that time again – when our dynamic, responsive cranberry plants are finally doing the same thing for an entire month. Throughout the Wisconsin growing season, cranberries are moving nutrients and carbohydrates throughout the plant... more »

Michigan ag department continues migrant housing emergency rules

On Aug. 31, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell issued a continuation of the Pandemic Public Health Measures in Migrant Agricultural Worker Housing Emergency rules through the end of the 2021... more »

Peterson Farms of Michigan acquires Florida’s Lakewood Organics

Shelby, Michigan, produce processor Peterson Farms says it will retain decision-making authority following investment by an Abu Dahbi-based fund, and Peterson’s acquisition of a Miami juice company, Lakewood Organics. Mubadala Capital referenced Peterson Farms in... more »

Career paths for Michigan migrant, seasonal farmworkers aided with grant

Three Michigan State University partners will help develop career advancement opportunities for migrant and seasonal farmworkers in a new $500,000 USDA grant. This funding supports the Michigan Agriculture and Food System Workforce Advancement Initiative (MAFSWAI)... more »

Apple summer rots, sooty blotch and flyspeck addressed in Wisconsin

As the apple harvest season is upon us in Wisconsin, apple fruit diseases may become more apparent and their impacts on fruit quality and yield do not go unnoticed. Understanding when the pathogens infect, the... more »

Field day set for new MSU research center

A Michigan State University (MSU) AgBio Research and Extension Field Day is scheduled at the newly opened Earl and Linda Peterson West Central Michigan Research and Extension Center near Hart, Michigan. The tree fruit research... more »

Michigan apple growers to harvest 18.25M bushels in 2021

Michigan’s official crop estimate of 18.25 million bushels (766.5 million pounds) of apples was announced Aug. 20 as part of the USApple Outlook meeting which was held in Chicago. The 2021 estimate is below average... more »

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Weathered grower to lead Michigan hort group

Grape industry changes seen in 1995

NC Caneberry Field Day emphasizes crop strategy

Raising canes in Southeastern North Carolina

Mechanical, robotic innovations highlighted at blueberry event

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