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MSU Fruit Spring Meetings move to online format

Due to Michigan State University’s recent recommendations to minimize human contact because of novel coronavirus, the virus that causes the infectious disease COVID-19, the Michigan State University (MSU) Extension fruit team will be moving its spring educational... more »

Planning for COVID-19 on your farm: logistics, communication and preparedness

Many farmers are wondering how to respond to the COVID-19 virus. The information in this article is intended to help growers navigate communication, logistics and planning. University of Minnesota Extension will continue to develop resources... more »

Ag exempted as Michigan enacts suspension of non-essential business activities

At 11 a.m. on March 23, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Witmer issued an executive order to temporarily require businesses to suspend activities that are not necessary. This order takes effect on March 24, 2020, at 12:01... more »

Southwest Michigan grape meeting dates set for 2020

The Michigan State University (MSU) Extension grape team has announce the schedule and locations for our 2020 in-season grape grower meetings in southwest Michigan. These meeting focus on the beginning of the season, before bloom, mid-season before... more »

Michigan Apple Committee announces 2020 research funding

The Michigan Apple Committee board approved funding for 2020 research projects this month. Research is an important part of MAC’s mission. “Members of the MAC Board of Directors select growers to serve on the research... more »

MSU Small Fruit events suspended due to coronavirus

According to an email from Carlos Garcia-Salazar, small fruit educator, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, the MSU Extension Small Fruit program suspends all face-to-face educational programs for blueberry, raspberry and strawberry until... more »

Purdue: Don’t fear eating your fruits, veggies as virus concerns grip nation

Modern supermarkets with their many open displays of fruits and vegetables are truly a marvel and a reminder that our nation enjoys the safest and most abundant food supply in the world. However, in the... more »

Riveridge Produce Marketing creates marketing mix for Evercrisp apples

Today’s consumers have more and more choices at the grocer, including the produce department. With the volume increasing for the Evercrisp variety, Riveridge set out to create awareness around the “newer” variety with a mix... more »

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