Midwest

Drone workshops set for agricultural professionals in Michigan

Thanks to a grant from Michigan State University AgBioResearch, RS&GIS and the Bruno Basso Lab, a series of free drone workshops will be offered in 2019 for agricultural professionals across Michigan. Each of the 1.5 to two-day workshops will... more »

Gov. Whitmer proclaims October 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 »

Thousands of apples stolen from Indiana orchard

An orchard in northwest Indiana recently reported tens of thousands of apples were stolen right off its trees. The story received attention from regional and national media. Writing about the incident on Facebook, owner Jon Drummond said... more »

Robson takes helm of Michigan Farm Bureau Crop Insurance Services

Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan (FBI) has named Kevin Robson as the company’s new crop insurance department manager to oversee recruitment and training of the department’s crop insurance specialists and agent sales force, as well... more »

MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics gets a new website

Michigan State University (MSU) Diagnostic Services has recently changed to MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics. Our diagnostic facility was established in 1999 through Project GREEEN and since then we have served homeowners, growers, nursery and landscape... more »

Results in from Turkey cherries antidumping investigation

On Sept. 23, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of dried tart cherries from Turkey, finding that exporters sold... more »

Tweite’s Family Farm announces this is its last season

A Byron, Minnesota, farm has been in one family for more than 100 years and they have been opening up their home to the community for the last 31 years. According to ABC6 News in Rochester, Minnesota, Tom and... more »

Michigan Apple Committee seeking the next apple queen

Women with a strong and definite connection to the Michigan Apple industry are encouraged to apply for the 2020 Michigan Apple Queen title. The application deadline is Oct. 11, 2019. The new queen will be... more »


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