Midwest

$5.7M investment set for land and water conservation in northern Michigan

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, on Sept. 23 announced $5,700,000 in federal funding, matched by private investment, that will help reconnect broken streams... more »

Promotion of farm projects part of Ohio State virtual program

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES )Center for Cooperatives is working to help businesses keep things moving forward in these difficult times. Marketing is a key aspect to maintaining... more »

Gerber Products to expand Fremont, Michigan, manufacturing facility

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based The Right Place Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Newaygo County, and the City of Fremont, announced Sept. 22 that Gerber Products will be investing $36 million and... more »

Guidance for Michigan farmers on pandemic preparedness plans, CHAMP tool

With the convergence of major weather events, natural disasters, depressed economic conditions, catastrophic infrastructure failures, and a pandemic that has affected nearly every country in the world, 2020 has been a spectacularly unfortunate year for... more »

Detect and avoid nematode problems in your fruit planting

Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic round worms that live in the soil and feed on plant roots or foliage. Nematode feeding can cause a reduction in root volume and mass but above-ground symptoms such as stunting,... more »

Stabenow: Payments for trade damages favored Southern farms over Michigan growers

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced Sept. 14 a new report from the nonpartisan U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), which found "the Trump administration’s payments... more »

Late season disease management in grapes outlined

Late season fruit rots: Sour rot complex, botrytis and ripe rot are major concerns in the Midwest. Though it’s been pretty dry across much of Indiana recently, some untimely rains can lead to disaster. Once... more »

Michigan Apple Committee provides resources for eating healthier at home

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an increase in home food preparation with more families sitting down for meals together. According to a recent study by the International Food Information Council (IFIC), this trend toward more... more »


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