Midwest

Michigan Apple Committee pilots new pop up display bins

The Michigan Apple Committee is adding cardboard pop-up display bins to its in-store offerings on a pilot basis this fall. The bins will be featured beginning this month at select Fresh Thyme, Meijer, Piggly Wiggly... more »

BelleHarvest introduces earth-friendly sustainable packaging

BelleHarvest, Belding, Michigan-based apple distributor, continues to push the limits of the apple industry by introducing new 100% recyclable, sustainable packaging. The earth-friendly cartons are an industry first and just launched this month. According to... more »

$600K USDA grant helps MSU entomologist lead training for Latino/a farmers

Michigan State University’s La Cosecha (a Spanish word for harvest) program, which provides training for first- and next-generation Latino/a farmers in Michigan, has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute... more »

Weed management in vineyards starts with fall herbicide application

As grape harvest progresses throughout Michigan, it is time to consider controlling weeds in the field after crop harvest. After grape harvest, weed control might not be the top priority for many vineyards, but this... more »

Cool, fall nights challenge fruit storability

The highly desirable Honeycrisp apple is also one of the most tender apples we grow. It has an extreme sensitivity to low temperature that we usually see after harvest following some weeks of cold storage.... more »

October proclaimed Michigan Apple Month

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October to be Michigan Apple Month, recognizing the importance of the Michigan apple industry. Michigan is known for its diverse agriculture, which includes many specialty crops such as apples. Apples... more »

Detroit Free Press report outlines challenges of tart cherry industry

They’re a treasured old-time sight in Michigan – cherries and the miles of orchards where they flourish Up North. According to a Sept. 28 Detroit Free Press story, Michigan is the nation’s top producer of... more »

$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 »


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