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Michigan has new Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division director

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell has selected Michael Philip as the new Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division Director effective Oct. 7 “Mike has... more »

Stabenow releases report on the impact of ‘climate crisis’ in Michigan

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, led a roundtable discussion Oct. 3 with agriculture and conservation leaders in Traverse City, Michigan to discuss the impact of the climate crisis on Michigan agriculture, which is outlined in... more »

Opal Apples signs on dietitian, author Cynthia Sass

Opal Apples, marketed as “the only naturally non-browning, non-GMO apples in the U.S.,” now have a brand ambassador in dietician and author Cynthia Sass. Through a partnership... more »

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association holds convention, gives awards

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association's 76th annual conference at The Breakers in Palm Beach drew record attendance with a crowd of 485. “This is our 76th year of service to the agricultural industry,” said... more »

Elderberies have rich benefits for farms and diets

Native California elderberries can be found at the intersection of sustainable farming, super nutrition and economic viability. Naturally drought tolerant, flavorful and packed with nutrients, they are capturing the interest of farmers, health-conscious consumers and... more »

Phytelligence reportedly shutting down

Cultivar propagation company Phytelligence is reportedly shutting down after a federal judge sided with Washington State University in a long legal dispute over growing Cosmic Crisp trees. Seattle-based journalist James Thorne was the first to... more »

Southeast Georgia experiences improved blueberry season

Ideal weather conditions this season allowed blueberry farmers in southeast Georgia to produce their best crop since 2016, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agent Renee Allen. Farmers like Albert Wildes agree. “In 2017... more »

New UGA entomologist studies beneficial biodiversity on farms

Bill Snyder, the newest researcher to join the University of Georgia Department of Entomology, is looking forward to working with the wide diversity of soils, climates and cropping systems in the Southeastern U.S. He joined... more »


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