Midwest

MSU Extension receives endowed gift to grow ‘Heroes to Hives’ veterans program

The Heroes to Hives program at Michigan State University Extension helps veterans transition from protecting our country to protecting our food. Through this program, veterans learn to become the next generation of small-scale beekeepers. Participants receive... more »

Michigan congressman backs Defending Domestic Produce Production Act

On Nov. 21, Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, announced he is cosponsoring the Defending Domestic Produce Production Act, bipartisan legislation designed to defend family farms from illegal trade practices used by foreign nations to undercut American... more »

L&L Bull Farms to sell over 200 acres on Michigan’s ‘Fruit Ridge’

After decades of family farming, the Bull's family has decided to retire and will be selling approximately 207 acres of prime orchard and farmland with high elevation in Casnovia Township, Michigan. L&L Bull Farms was... more »

Hepatitis A potentially linked to blackberries from Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, announced Nov. 20 an investigation into multi-state outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses in Indiana,... more »

Registration open for Ohio Sustainable Food and Farm Conference

Registration is now open for Ohio's premier educational and networking event for ecological farmers, backyard growers, and others committed to sustainable agriculture, local food, and green living. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's (OEFFA)... more »

Planning for the 2020 grape growing season with weather and region in mind

{Sponsored} Last grape season started cold and wet in California. Many growers were rightfully concerned about how the early season weather would impact the 2019 growing season. Kate Walker, BASF Technical Service Representative for coastal California... more »

One southwest Michigan farmer dies, another farmer stable following EEE virus

According to South Bend, Indiana, television station WNDU, another deadly case of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus has hit southwestern Michigan. Jim Whitright, an Eau Claire, Michigan, farmer many knew as "Tiny," died Nov.... more »

Fruit tree research station planned in Weare Township, Michigan

A fruit tree research center in northern Oceana County is being planned by the newly formed West Central Michigan Horticultural Research Inc. According to Nov. 17 story by the Mason County Press, the West Central Michigan... more »


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