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Eau Claire, Michigan’s Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm closed Dec. 31

It’s the end of an era for agriculture in southwest Michigan, as Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm in Eau Claire, Michigan, closed Dec. 31. According to radio station WSJM in St. Joseph, Michigan, The farm made the... more »

Texas International Produce Association’s Hall of Fame banquet set

Seven leaders of the Texas produce industry will be honored January 27th, 2020 at the Texas International Produce Association’s Hall of Fame Banquet. The Texas Produce Hall of Fame was established in 1988, and has... more »

Judge orders temporary halt to historic New York farm labor law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked New York state from enforcing parts of a landmark farm labor law that was due to go into effect Jan. 1. According to a Jan. 2 report by Syracuse.com,... more »

Honeybee-eating Asian giant hornets reported in Northwest

In December, Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) entomologists identified a large hornet found near the Canadian border as an Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), an invasive species not previously found in Washington state. Although... more »

Practical Farmers of Iowa event to feature session for apple orchardists

The Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) Annual Conference, "Reclaiming Resilience," scheduled for Jan. 16-18, will feature a Commercial Apple Orcharding Short Course. The event will be held at the Scheman Building at the Iowa State... more »

Michigan Family Farms Conference to feature nurturing resilient farms

The Michigan Family Farms Conference is celebrating 17 years of providing education, networking and professional development opportunities to small- and medium-scale farms in Michigan. This year’s conference will be Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, from 8 a.m. –... more »

Georgia Beekeepers Association backs ‘Save the Honeybee’ license plate

“Save the Honeybee” license plates are now available for Georgia drivers to purchase, thanks to the efforts of the Georgia Beekeepers Association (GBA). “The idea of the honey bee tag had been tossed around for... more »

Solar leases: National Ag Law Center guides outline what you need to know

With a spike in the solar industry, many landowners are leasing their property to solar developers as a form of extra income. However, these specialty leases present some unique legal concerns. The National Agricultural Law... more »


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