Midwest

Bill Erwin, Greg Lang honored for Michigan fruit legacies

Two Michigan fruit industry notables who’ve spent the better part of their lives in orchards, Bill Erwin and Greg Lang, have been honored by the Michigan State Horticultural Society (MSHS). Erwin and his wife, Linda,... more »

MSU professor receives $4 million grant to study blueberry disease

A scientist at Michigan State University has received a $3.95 million grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to develop strategies for implementing and maintaining effective management practices for blueberry fruit... more »

Hill Brothers Orchards earns Michigan’s top cider award

The 25th winner of the Michigan Apple Cider Contest, Hill Brothers Orchards, has earned the recognition six times. The Grand Rapids company placed first in 1997 and 1998, the first two years of the program... more »

Michigan crowns Kelley Chase apple queen

Kelley Chase is  the 2024 Michigan Apple Queen. Chase, a Michigan State University (MSU) student, was crowned Dec. 5 during the Michigan Apple Committee's 20th Annual Growers Luncheon at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable &... more »

Cranberry Marketing Order suspended in wake of vote

The USDA is no longer collecting assessments from cranberry growers and handlers after they voted to discontinue the Cranberry Marketing Order. The marketing order regulated the handling of cranberries grown in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut,... more »

Inaugural Michigan AgriTourism Summit scheduled for May

Recognizing the importance and value of agritourism to the state of Michigan, agritourism promoters are publicizing the inaugural Michigan Agritourism Summit. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 at the Hagerty Center in Traverse... more »

Michigan Fruit Ridge growers share strategies

Apple production techniques were shared at three orchards in the Fruit Ridge area near Conklin, Michigan, during the Michigan Pomesters’ 12th annual Ridgefest. Roger Umlor, co-owner of Umlor Orchards/Centennial Fruit, displayed a block of 15-year-old,... more »

BelleHarvest’s Michigan Fresh Brand expands beyond apples

BelleHarvest is celebrating the success of its local Michigan vegetable program. Additionally, BelleHarvest has hired Nick Teriaca as director of sales and procurement. Teriaca will play a key role in driving the program's growth plans,... more »

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