Midwest

Katherine East joins MSU as viticulture specialist in southwest Michigan

My name is Katherine East and I am the new viticulture production specialist in southwest Michigan. I joined Michigan State University Extension this past August and it’s been a whirlwind so far over this harvest and into... more »

Cider education included at 2020 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show

Parallel 45 and Michigan State University Extension are pleased to host Bri Ewing Valliere, a clinical assistant professor of the School of Food Science at Washington State University, at the Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show, Jan. 14-15, 2020,... more »

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 »


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