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Drone workshops set for agricultural professionals in Michigan

Thanks to a grant from Michigan State University AgBioResearch, RS&GIS and the Bruno Basso Lab, a series of free drone workshops will be offered in 2019 for agricultural professionals across Michigan. Each of the 1.5 to two-day workshops will... more »

Gov. Whitmer proclaims October Michigan Apple Month

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October to be Michigan Apple Month, recognizing the importance of the Michigan apple industry. Michigan is known for its diverse agriculture, which includes many specialty crops such as apples. Apples... more »

Thousands of apples stolen from Indiana orchard

An orchard in northwest Indiana recently reported tens of thousands of apples were stolen right off its trees. The story received attention from regional and national media. Writing about the incident on Facebook, owner Jon Drummond said... more »

Robson takes helm of Michigan Farm Bureau Crop Insurance Services

Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan (FBI) has named Kevin Robson as the company’s new crop insurance department manager to oversee recruitment and training of the department’s crop insurance specialists and agent sales force, as well... more »

Students study growers’ attitudes toward cultural, marketing practices

Two University of Georgia (UGA) graduate students have received grant money to pursue research into producers’ attitudes towards sustainable agriculture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program provides graduate... more »

MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics gets a new website

Michigan State University (MSU) Diagnostic Services has recently changed to MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics. Our diagnostic facility was established in 1999 through Project GREEEN and since then we have served homeowners, growers, nursery and landscape... more »

Stone fruit companies Gerawan, Wawona merge

Gerawan Farming and Wawona Packing announced Sept. 25 they have completed a merger. Paine Schwartz, an existing investor in Wawona and a global leader in sustainable food chain investing, is partnering with both companies to... more »

Gillibrand: USDA should investigate why prices paid to farmers fall short

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., called Sept. 24 on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate if fruit and vegetable farmers in New York and across the country are receiving fair prices for their produce.... more »


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