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Interview with Andy Ferguson of Ferguson’s Orchards, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

When Andy Ferguson was still in high school, his parents (Tom and Deb Ferguson) purchased an old apple orchard in western Wisconsin as a complete career shift. They spent 10 years steadily modernizing the operation... more »

USDA grant funds ag marketing partnership in Minnesota

A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and partners at the University of Minnesota (UMN) engage farmers and agriculture businesses in marketing their products more effectively... more »

Michigan farmers’ markets adjust to pandemic

Most of the Michigan's 240 farmers' markets survived during the pandemic that upended the way fresh produce, baked goods and other items are sold at the popular venues. According to a story by Judy Putnam... more »

Northern California farmers’ markets show low risk for food contamination

A new study by UC Davis researchers finds a low risk of contamination of foodborne pathogens on produce and meat at northern California certified farmers' markets, but still finds cause for some concern. The study, published in... more »

Registration open for NAFDMA’s 2021 Virtual Summit, Feb. 4-6

NAFDMA's 2021 Virtual Agritourism Summit offers three days of engaging programming including 14 educational sessions, five immersive farm tours, a virtual trade show and many opportunities to keep attendees connected with one another throughout the... more »

Jerry Mills: Get assistance with a walker; plug in the new saw

Fruit crop later than normal. Here it is Oct. 10, and we are still selling Jonathans off the trees. Goldens are coming in as are Jonagolds. Early and mid Fujis came and went. Late Fujis... more »

Jerry Mills: How to stay vigilant amid challenges

Good news for a change: Last month I expected crop failure because of rots appearing as the fruit ripened. As the kids say, I was bummed out. As a last resort I sprayed Jonathans with... more »

Monitor shifting purchasing patterns to grow business

A recent report from The Food Industry Association and The Hartman Group stated that “nearly all families (87%) report eating together as important and the COVID-19 pandemic has only amplified this value. Some younger shoppers,... more »

Current Issue

Crunch Time Apple Growers expand retail outlets, growing acres for club apples

USApple: 244M bushels, down 5.7%

FGN 60th anniversary: Mechanical strawberry harvest got Michigan boost

Michigan Pomesters honor research technologist

A Q&A with Anna Wallis of Michigan State University

West Central Michigan’s new research station open

‘Genius Bar’ stage, return of social hour at 2021 Great Lakes EXPO

Biological industry maturing after decades of change

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: A show of hands outlines US farm labor trends

Notes from the Farm column: Machine maintenance proceeds amid world’s woes

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