Midwest

Small Fruit Production Risks Management program continues at MSU

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension, and the Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) are inviting blueberry growers to attend the second session of the Small Fruit Production Risks Management program. This second session will be... more »

Trever Meachum receives MSU CANR Distinguished Service Award

Trever Meachum, of Hartford, Michigan, received the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Outstanding Alumnus Award during ANR Week on March 6. According to... more »

Al Dietrich named Michigan Pomesters Fruit Person of the Year

The Michigan Pomesters co-hosted a reception with the Midwest Apple Improvement Association during the International Fruit Tree Association annual meeting in mid-February in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The social event was held in lieu of the... more »

How to appreciate the benefits of community supported agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, directly connects consumers and producers to help create a more profitable and transparent local food system. CSAs have been around for a while, but have adapted to changes in the market,... more »

Applewood Fresh Growers president resigns to start consulting firm

Applewood Fresh Growers LLC of Sparta, Michigan, on March 4 announced that Nicholas Mascari has decided to step down as president and minority owner effective March 3, 2020. According to a news release, Mascari will be... more »

Report: US Cherry growers won’t appeal ITC ruling

U.S. cherry growers will not appeal a Jan. 14 International Trade Commission ruling that unfairly priced imports of dried tart cherries don’t cause harm to the domestic industry. “We made the calculation that it’s not... more »

George Bird to receive 2020 CANR Distinguished Faculty Award at ANR Week

George W. Bird, Ph.D., will receive the 2020 Michigan State University (MSU) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Distinguished Faculty Award during ANR Week on March 6. The Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes faculty members... more »

Bill would designate the cherry as Michigan’s official state fruit

Michigan is already recognized for its apple blossoms, but what about the cherry? Several state lawmakers want to see the cherry elevated as the official state fruit of Michigan. More than half of U.S. states... more »


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