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MDARD’s Vought new chair of National Conference for Food Protection

Rebecca Vought, food safety specialist for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Food and Dairy Division’s Local Health Services and Emergency Response Unit, was recently elected chair of the Conference for Food... more »

Fried calls on USDA to provide fairness to Florida farmers

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried wrote on Nov. 4 to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, calling for federal action to address the continued unfair foreign trade practices being employed by Mexico and others that are causing severe harm to the... more »

California farm labor group sets annual Ag Labor Forum on Nov. 17-18

The California Farm Labor Contractor Association (CFLCA) is hosting its 11th Annual Ag Labor Forum in a virtual format on Nov. 17-18. Farm labor contractors, supervisors, growers, agriculture human resources professionals, safety managers, and affiliated... more »

Value of IPM shown in Purdue study of corn, watermelon

Many farmers rent bee hives to pollinate crops, but they could tap into the free labor of wild bees by adopting an as-needed approach to pesticides, a new proof-of-concept study shows. A multiyear study of... more »

New edition of cover crop field guide released

Cover crops are used to slow erosion, improve soil health and capture nutrients. However, from planting to termination, growers face many production decisions. The Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC), composed of representatives from 12 Midwest states and... more »

Alabama fruit and vegetable industry to gather in Gulf Shores

Over 100 specialty crop farmers and industry professionals will gather in Gulf Shores Nov. 18-19 for the Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Annual Conference & Trade Show. The event at the Lodge at Gulf... more »

Preservation of ag in Republican, Rio Grande River basins sought

The Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Department of Natural Resources joined together in strong support of $15,000,000 “high impact” stimulus funds in Gov. Jared Polis’ FY 2022-2023 budget to preserve agriculture, meet interstate river... more »

Weathered grower to lead Michigan hort group

A conservative-minded grower from Southwestern Michigan will lead other growers in the state through 2022. Scott Hassle is an owner and operator of Berrybrook Enterprises, a diversified farm operation that includes about 460 acres of... more »

Current Issue

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Troon Vineyard makes wine with minimalist approach

Wafler Farms: family, fruit, nursery

MSU Extension educator relishes new opportunity

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

Blueberry group energized after planning effort, referendum OK

Cyber world calls for diligent IT protection

Mating disruption: Certifications, trials among updates from companies

Protein-based biologicals among trends in IPM

Farm Market column: Worker numbers dependent on market performance

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

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