Michigan hort society hands out awards

The Michigan State Horticultural Society handed out two Distinguished Service Awards during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO in December. The awards went to Al and Joe Dietrich and Earl Peterson.Al, Joe... more »

Deer baiting impacts Michigan farmers

The practice of baiting white-tailed deer with apples, corn, sugar beets or carrots continues to raise controversy in the Midwest. The state of Wisconsin recently banned deer baiting in four northwestern counties after discovering a... more »

Michigan Agri-Tourism Association accepting 2013 membership applications

The Michigan Agri-Tourism Association (MATA) has announced that it is now accepting membership applications for 2013. Members include farm markets, wineries, farmers’ markets, on-farm dairies, corn mazes and others involved in Michigan’s agri-tourism industry.“Michigan Agri-Tourism... more »

Specialty farmers get boost from associations

Help is on the way for specialty crop-growers in Ohio who want to sell more of their products to grocery stores and restaurants.The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association in Columbus is joining with Countryside... more »

Hortifrut, VBM to merge

Hortifrut S.A., one of the partner/owners of Naturipe Farms LLC and the leading berry grower/exporter in Chile and South America, and Vital Berry Marketing (VBM) S.A., the second largest berry grower/exporter, have announced a merger... more »

Vilsack appoints USHBC members

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently appointed seven members and their alternates to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. Appointees will serve a three-year term of office beginning Jan. 1.Members include producers Mark D. Hurst of Sheridan,... more »

Center Aisle Group announces LOUIE Award Scholarship for New Entrants

Center Aisle Group, an organization committed to helping greeting card and gift manufacturers create and sell, has announced the launch of its LOUIE Award Scholarship Program. The scholarship is for first-time entrants into the Greeting... more »

Produce sales continue to increase in second quarter 2012

Fresh produce dollar and volume sales saw larger increases in the second quarter of 2012 than the first, according to the latest edition of Fresh Facts on Retail, the quarterly retail research report of the... more »

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