Midwest

Stabenow supports USMCA agreement for farmers

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, announced Dec. 18 her support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). As Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, Stabenow worked closely with other Democratic... more »

Rick Davidson joins Vive Crop Protection as Midwest regional sales manager

Rick Davidson of Marshall, Illinois, has joined Toronto, Canada-based Vive Crop Protection as Midwest regional sales manager. Davidson is working with the distribution and retail networks to position Vive’s unique products to growers across the... more »

FGN, VGN honor Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News honored the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO on Dec. 10. The exemplary agriculture professionals... more »

Illinois Specialty Crop Conference set for Jan. 8-10 in Springfield

Have you registered for the Illinois Specialty Crop Conference on Jan. 8-10? Don’t miss your chance to attend this one of a kind event that will bring local farmers, organizations, and businesses together to network... more »

USDA awards $392,791 to support expansion of Michigan farmers’ markets

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced Dec. 10 new federal support to help expand Michigan farmers' markets all across the state. This investment... more »

Blueberry operation invests in marijuana dispensary

The owners of a west Michigan blueberry farm are investing in a marijuana business as they battle back against a turbulent fruit industry. According to a report by WOOD-TV 8 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the... more »

USDA funding of energy projects, systems includes Michigan farms

A fourth generation Berrien County, Michigan, farm that has been in business since 1903 is gaining a renewable energy investment from the USDA to help it with energy efficiency innovations that will allow the operation... more »

Iowa State awards program honors woman who helps farm operations

On Tuesday Dec. 3, Grinnell, Iowa, native Liz Kolbe was recognized at Iowa State University’s Extension and Outreach Women in Agriculture leadership conference. Kolbe, a graduate of Colorado College, has worked with Practical Farmers of... more »


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