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Take hold of managing liability on agritourism farms

Agritainment operators need to do everything they can to minimize farm safety risks, manage liability, mitigate financial risk through enterprise budgeting and improve marketing strategies. Brian J... more

Teenagers line up to work at century-old farm

Adapting to change has been part of Krupp Farms’ growth and improvement over the past 100 years. This year marks not only the Comstock Park, Michigan, farm’... more

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USApple asks: How do you #AppleADay?

How do you like your daily apple? Do you slice a crisp Fuji at lunchtime and dip it in a side of nut butter? Perhaps you end your day on a sweet note ... more »

Governor declares October Michigan Apple Month

To recognize the importance of the Michigan Apple industry, Gov. Rick Snyder has declared October Michigan Apple Month. With more than 11.3 million ... more »

Cider association releases first-ever cider style guidelines

The Portland, Oregon-based United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) has adopted its first-ever set of cider style guidelines, an effort to as... more »

Smaller crops to boost apple, pear and grape grower prices

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service forecast the 2017 U.S. apple crop at 10.4 billion pounds, down 7 percent from the previous year but ... more »

Berry tunnel production, consumers subjects of surveys

TunnelBerries researchers Kathy Kelley and Kathy Demchak, both Penn State University personnel, will administer two Internet surveys to learn about gr... more »

Retailer takes ‘ugly’ produce and turns it into sales

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Meijer has found a perfectly-imperfect fit for customers interested in reducing food waste and sacrificing aesthetics for... more »

Judge: Farmer banned from city market may return

A federal district judge Friday, Sept. 15, issued a preliminary injunction against the city of East Lansing, Michigan that allows a nearby Charlotte f... more »

New York releases 2017 apple crop forecast, promotions

New York really is the Big Apple and the state’s apple growers are now demonstrating why, as pickers statewide begin harvesting a forecasted 28.0 mi... more »

Riveridge Cider begins production in Grant, Michigan

Riveridge has expanded with the opening of Riveridge Cider Co., a 17,400-square-foot facility cold pressing and bottling blended fresh apple cider as ... more »

Cornell conference focuses on agritourism

Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University are offering a hands-on worksh... more »


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