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One southwest Michigan farmer dies, another farmer stable following EEE virus

According to South Bend, Indiana, television station WNDU, another deadly case of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus has hit southwestern Michigan. Jim Whitright, an Eau Claire, Michigan, farmer many knew as "Tiny," died Nov.... more »

Exclusive showing of ‘The Last Harvest’ at Organic Grower Summit

An exclusive showing of the award winning Driscoll’s documentary The Last Harvest, which shines light on the labor shortage and immigration reform, will be held at the upcoming Organic Grower Summit, followed by an open forum  discussion among... more »

Funds back California nutrition incentives at farmers’ markets, small retailers

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has been awarded a Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) grant of $7,166,877 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fund nutrition incentives at Certified Farmers... more »

How to attract bug-eating birds to farms

Hedgerows bordering farmland – plantings with native trees, shrubs, bunch grasses and wildflowers – support bug-eating birds, which helps with on-farm pest control, according to research by recent UC Davis graduate Sacha Heath and UC Cooperative Extension... more »

Record $180K for school salad bars raised by Tour de Fresh

Charity cycling event Tour de Fresh raised more than $180,000 to the United Fresh Start Foundation to provide 51 salad bars to schools. That donation total surpasses the annual amount raised each of five previous years,... more »

Fruit tree research station planned in Weare Township, Michigan

A fruit tree research center in northern Oceana County is being planned by the newly formed West Central Michigan Horticultural Research Inc. According to Nov. 17 story by the Mason County Press, the West Central Michigan... more »

$10M grant to NC State, USDA-ARS to advance cover crops, transform ag

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a five-year, $10 million grant to North Carolina State University and USDA-Agricultural Research Service to lead a nationwide research effort to improve the sustainability of agriculture, while tackling the grand... more »

RealEats America among firms named at Grow-NY business Competition

Empire State Development and Cornell University’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement has named RealEats America the $1 million grand prize winner of its inaugural Grow-NY business competition, an innovation and technology startup challenge focused on... more »


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