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Northwest Michigan growers adjust to coronavirus limitations

Spring has arrived and soon fruit trees will need to be planted, orchards will need to be managed, earlier crops like asparagus and strawberries will need to be harvested. In light of the current situation... more »

COVID-19 relief for Michigan farmers urged by Senators Stabenow, Peters

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, D-MI, and Gary Peters, D-MI, urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide relief to Michigan farmers and keep families supplied with food during the COVID-19 crisis. “Michigan farmers have... more »

Webinar: ‘Food and Farm Business Sales Channel Deep Dives’

An April 14 webinar at noon EDT will focus on selling at farmers' markets, and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on that effort. Novel coronavirus is changing how food businesses can sell their products.... more »

Blake’s Hard Cider producing hand sanitizer for healthcare outlets, public

Blake’s Hard Cider of Armada, Michigan, is the latest distillery to begin producing hand sanitizer to meet the increased demand and need. Starting April 8, the family-owned and operated craft cidery has outfitted its cannery... more »

COVID-19: Advisory for Michigan agricultural worker protection issued

Even though Michigan’s agricultural industry is recognized as a critical and essential infrastructure industry under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, agricultural employers need to continue protecting the health of workers and the broader community. Whitmer's “Stay... more »

Senators Peters, Stabenow urge support for farmers during coronavirus pandemic

U.S. Democratic Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow, both of Michigan, urged the Trump Administration April 6 to ensure the continuity of the U.S. food supply and to support rural areas during the coronavirus (COVID-19)... more »

MSU stresses importance of spring herbicide application in fruit trees

Effectively managing weeds is critical and one of the most important steps in the production of fruit trees. Weeds can directly impact fruit yield and quality by competing with trees for water, nutrients and light.... more »

Spring 2020 Michigan State University Tree Fruit Webinar Series scheduled

The Spring 2020 Michigan State University (MSU) Tree Fruit Webinar Series will include presentations on pest management and horticultural topics as well as time for attendees to ask questions. The webinars are free of charge... more »

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