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Michigan apples meet runners at the finish line

Marathon runners will receive Michigan apples at the finish line of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the third year. The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) is a sponsor of the marathon, which takes place... more »

University of Florida experts help farmers cope with mental stress

When some people think of a farmer, they conjure an image of a stoic, tough-as-nails figure – one who can cope with any hardship. But that’s not always the case, particularly when cold, heat, drought,... more »

Gov. Whitmer proclaims October as Michigan Agritourism Month

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October as Michigan Agritourism Month. As a part of the month-long celebration and to recognize the economic and social benefits of agritourism to our state’s farms and communities, Michigan Department... more »

California Giant Foundation gears up for annual Tour de Fresh ride

The sixth annual Tour de Fresh ride, presented by the California Giant Foundation, is set to commence in a matter of days and there is still an opportunity to support the cause ahead of PMA... more »

Over $305,929 in grants to benefit Vermont specialty crop producers

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) announces grants totaling $305,929 for eight projects to benefit Vermont fruit, vegetable and value-added producers and increase consumer access to locally produced food. These grants, funded through the USDA... more »

Organic plant health, sustainability are Organic Grower Summit topics

A pair of educational sessions focused on the future of organic plant health and an examination of how to effectively promote sustainability reporting have been announced as part of... more »

$7.3M given for spotted lanternfly research

A $7.3 million grant awarded to Penn State will support an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional team of researchers as they conduct research and develop strategies to combat the spotted lanternfly. The grant, from the U.S. Department of... more »

Califonia ag department employee remembers fighting Pierce’s Disease

Bob Wynn, who worked for the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) for more than 40 years, recently revisited the onset of Pierce’s Disease in a video series put out by the department. The... more »


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