Crop insurance deadline nears for Michigan growers

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Michigan fruit growers interested in buying a new federal crop insurance policy, or making changes to an existing policy, to do so by the Nov. 20 sales closing date.... more »

Farmers’ market sales change the way farm grows fruit

When Ben Wenk came back from college in 2006, he wanted to find a way to contribute to the family business, Three Springs Fruit Farm in Aspers, Pa. When he heard that a new farmers’... more »

Vine size control discussed during viticulture event

Vineyard leaf removal and managing excess vine size are two pivotal operations in high-density grape production. Leaf removal in the fruiting zone is a classical vineyard management practice applied during the summer, from fruit-set to... more »

Michigan growers consider forming tree fruit commission

To pay for research activities, Michigan’s apple, cherry, peach, nectarine and plum industries are pondering the creation of a state tree fruit commission.Supporters of the new commission say it’s become abundantly clear that the funding... more »

Hort center open house scheduled for Aug. 22

The NW Michigan Horticultural Research Center's annual open house is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 22.This year, in addition to an equipment show, the annual wine tasting and dinner, the open house will include a Michigan... more »

Markets connect winemakers, buyers

Farmers’ markets are becoming the latest marketing outlet for the winemakers who are able to offer tastings and sales to prospective customers. In early June, Michigan was preparing to join at least eight other states... more »

Central Valley raisin growers win at Supreme Court

Fresno raisin growers Marvin and Laura Horne, owners of Raisin Valley Farms, and others had been ordered to surrender part of some three million pounds of raisin grapes they grew and had refused to put... more »

Vineyards verified as responsible stewards

Voluntary efforts by a group of Michigan wineries and vineyards to minimize agricultural pollution were recognized recently by Gov. Rick Snyder and agencies involved in administering the program. Representatives from the Michigan Department of Agriculture... more »

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