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2023 Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Awards

The Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News recognized the hard work of the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Award Class of 2023 during a reception Dec. 5 at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable... more »

FEMA assistance available for 2023 Michigan storms

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is making federal disaster assistance available to the state of Michigan to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from Aug. 24-26, 2023.... more »

Cherry Industry Administrative Board seeking public nominees

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) is seeking nominees for its public member and public alternate on the board. The positions are for three-year terms beginning July 1. Public nominations will be accepted through March... more »

Mizzou launches digital ag center

Addressing the Show Me State’s agricultural importance, the University of Missouri has launched a digital ag center. Because nearly a third of Missouri's economy is tied to agriculture, the University of Missouri’s Digital Agriculture Research... more »

Kelley Chase crowned Michigan Apple Queen

Kelley Chase is the 2024 Michigan Apple Queen. Chase, a Michigan State University (MSU) student, was crowned Dec. 5 during the Michigan Apple Committee’s 20th Annual Growers Luncheon at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable &... more »

Hill Brothers Orchards lands first in Michigan Cider Contest

The 25th winner of the Michigan Apple Cider Contest, Hill Brothers Orchards Grand Rapids, has earned the recognition six times. Jim Hill, owner and cider maker, accepted the award at the annual awards banquet during... more »

Michigan fruit industry honors Bill Erwin, Greg Lang

Two Michigan fruit industry notables who’ve spent the better part of their lives in orchards, Bill Erwin and Greg Lang, have been honored by the Michigan State Horticultural Society (MSHS) with its Distinguished Service Award.... more »

Michigan agriculture department to honor exporters

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is accepting applications for the 2024 Michigan Ag Exporter of the Year award. The Lansing, Michigan, MDARD annually recognizes a food, agriculture, or forestry exporting business... more »

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