Midwest

Value-added grant opportunity available in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development is now accepting applications for its latest round of value-added grants. The Value-Added Grant Program is designed to help retain, expand, attract or develop agricultural processing in... more »

Riveridge selling half of Michigan’s fresh apples

One out of every two Michigan apples will be marketed and sold by a single company, after Riveridge Produce Marketing’s purchase of Jack Brown Produce’s brand and fresh-pack sales operation. Both companies are based in... more »

Apple harvests ripe for automated help

Meet the Cyclone, a system of vacuum tubes that takes apples from human pickers, gently filling bins as it propels itself through the orchard. The Cyclone is the fruit, so to speak, of a partnership... more »

Noted southwest Michigan fruit grower Karl Barden dies

Karl F. Barden, a well-known South Haven, Michigan, fruit grower,  died March 10. According to his obituary, Mr. Barden followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Michigan State... more »

Foliar calcium curbs blueberry green fruit drop

Green fruit drop in blueberries, also called Draper drop, isn’t only an issue with the blueberry variety Draper. “Green fruit drop is a genetic trait. It’s going... more »

Michigan winery legislation meeting set for April 3 in Traverse City

Learn how the recent legislative changes may impact your winery and tasting room directly from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission’s Enforcement and Licensing Divisions. March 8, 2019 - Author: Thomas Todaro, Michigan State University Extension, and Kerry... more »

Michigan tree fruit growers approve continuation referendum

Michigan’s apple, cherry, peach, and plum producers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Tree Fruit Research & Development Program. Established in April 2014, Michigan Tree Fruit Research & Development Program was developed to... more »

Michigan Pomesters name Phil Pitts ‘Fruit Man of the Year’

A processing apple sales manager credited with returning more than $2.5 million to growers in a single season is the Michigan Pomesters’ 2019 “Fruit Man of the Year.” Phil... more »


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