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Michigan Craft Beverage Council sets research funding for 2019

The 2019 Michigan Craft Beverage Grant Funding has been announced and we look forward to supporting Michigan’s grape growers and wineries with new research and extension. Here are the lead investigators and topics from Michigan... more »

Apples4Ed grant funds deaf school’s snack station

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) on May 7 presented students at the Michigan School for the Deaf with a $4,000 Apples4Ed grant. The Michigan School for the Deaf was founded in 1848 by an act... more »

USDA proposes revisions to US standards for grades of apples

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes revising the U.S. standards for grades of apples to remove smooth net-like russeting as a grade-determining factor in the U.S. Extra Fancy, U.S. Fancy,... more »

MSU Extension adds Reinke as fruits, vegetables IPM educator

Mike Reinke is the new IPM Educator for fruits and vegetables based in Berrien County and housed at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center. Within Michigan State University's (MSU) Extension’s Agriculture and Agriculture Business... more »

UC Davis report: Farm labor supply from Mexico is falling fast

For decades, farmers in the United States have depended on people from foreign countries – mostly Mexico – to work in the fields. Only 2 percent of California’s farmworkers were born in the U.S. But... more »

Pennsylvania’s Timothy Weiser honored by growers

His family farm grew fruit, but in the 1970s Timothy Weiser saw an opportunity in vegetables. “We were in the fruit business, cherry business and plum business – several hundred acres of fruit,” said Weiser.... more »

OSU’s Mansfield Microfarm Project will aid economy, supply local produce

The Ohio State University at Mansfield is launching an urban sustainable food-system project that will increase area residents’ access to fruits, vegetables and other specialty crops while supporting the local economy. The project, developed and... more »

Milwaukee vocational school awarded Apples4Ed Grant

The Northwest Opportunities Vocational Academy (NOVA) in Milwaukee has been awarded an Apples4Ed grant by the U.S. Apple Association (USApple) to provide funding for the creation of a student-managed agricultural area at the school. The... more »


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