Midwest

Write-off of funds owed to Michigan fund by Cherry Growers Inc. reported

The state of Michigan is out nearly $2.3 million after it ran out of options to recoup a performance-based grant from a northern Michigan company that went under. According to a report by MLive.com, the... more »

MSU to share ‘Small Fruit Production Risk Management: Resources and Tools’

There is new training program developed by the Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Small Fruit program to assist the blueberry industry and all berry growers in general to deal with major Production Risks affecting the... more »

Michigan Apple Committee working with chef Paul Penney

Michigan Apples are a delicious choice for eating fresh or cooked in your favorite recipes. Chef Paul Penney, who works with the Michigan Apple Committee on in-store demos, conventions and in recipe development, is an... more »

Vote on tart cherry marketing order coming in March

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service will conduct a referendum March 9-30, 2020, for tart cherry growers and processors to vote on whether to continue their federal marketing order. Growers and processors who produced or processed... more »

Michigan agriculture sees Korson, Byrum moving into retirement

Michigan agriculture is losing two of its biggest stalwarts and significant Michigan State University (MSU) partners this year to retirement. Phil Korson, president of the Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI) and executive director of the Michigan... more »

International Fruit Tree Association holds week of learning, recognition

The  International Fruit Tree Association’s 63rd Annual Conference and Tours, titled "Precision 2020," was held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Feb. 9-12. The event that attracted tree fruit growers and industry representatives from several growing regions... more »

Cherry imports from Brazil, Turkey questioned by senator

U.S. Senator Gary Peters, the Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Feb. 11 called for and investigation into certain cherry imports that may... more »

Help shoppers be heart smart with Michigan apples

Michigan Apples can help keep your heart healthy, along with a balanced diet that includes many fruits and vegetables. The Michigan Apple Committee works with expert Shari Steinbach, M.S., R.D. to communicate the health benefits... more »


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