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Josh Neyhart joins MDARD as senior environmental policy advisor

Josh Neyhart, former policy advisor for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, is joining the team at the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) effective Monday, Feb. 10 as the senior environmental policy advisor to MDARD... more »

US tart cherry industry continues to fight ‘unfair trade practices’

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Cherry Marketing Institute filed a complaint with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to investigate suspicious shipments of tart cherry juice concentrate from Brazil. According to a news release, the Cherry Industry Administrative Board... more »

Michigan cherry industry still trying to absorb tariff loss to Turkey

The tart cherry businesses of northwest Michigan, that have seen quite some hard economic times lately, were among the hundreds of fruit growers, processors, researchers, vendors and promoters assembled Feb. 14-15 at Grand Traverse Resort... more »

Atchison named director of New Jersey ag division of marketing, development

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today announced the appointment of Joe Atchison III, of Cherry Hill, as Director of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Division of Marketing and Development. Atchison has... more »

Michigan commission elects 2020 officers, welcomes new member

During its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 22, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development elected its new officers for 2020 and welcomed new Commissioner Tim Boring. Brian Pridgeon of Montgomery was elected chair... more »

Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo features hemp discussion

Hemp production, a hot topic in Indiana agriculture, will be covered from multiple angles at the upcoming Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo on Feb. 11-13 in Indianapolis. Bryan Parr of Legacy Hemp will focus on the production... more »

Michigan fruit processor plans major expansion with support from state, partners

The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development on Jan, 22 approved a $135,000 performance-based Food and Agriculture Investment Fund grant to Peterson Farms, located in Shelby, Michigan. Already Oceana County’s largest employer, Peterson Farms... more »

California pear meetings focus on current research

Agendas have been released for two upcoming meetings sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension, California Pear Advisory Board (CPAB), and Pear Pest Management Research Fund (PPMRF): 2020 SACRAMENTO RIVER DISTRICT PEAR RESEARCH MEETING Tuesday, February 4, 2020... more »


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