Midwest

MSU Enviroweather releases a test version of new website

The Michigan State University Enviroweather program has unveiled a test version of its newly redesigned website. The new site will go live in August 2020 and can be navigated to directly at: alpha.enviroweather.msu.edu. You will find multiple places to... more »

Michigan State University to host online peach field day

Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch will host a virtual field day highlighting peach research Sept. 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. This event will feature video highlights of 2020 stone fruit research trials and presentations from MSU researchers and Extension... more »

Ruling against farmworkers in MDHHS testing mandate to be appealed

An Aug. 21 ruling by U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney of the Western District of Michigan denying a request from farmworkers and their employers for an injunction against Michigan Department of Health and Human Services... more »

Michigan testing mandate stands as judge rules against farmworkers

U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney of the Western District of Michigan issued a ruling late Friday, Aug. 21, denying a request from farmworkers and their employers for an injunction against an emergency order issued by... more »

Michigan apple growers expect to harvest 22.5M bushels in 2020

Michigan’s official crop estimate of 22.5 million bushels (946 million pounds) of apples was announced this afternoon as part of the USApple Outlook meeting which was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020... more »

Michigan’s Robinette’s reveals 2020 maze design honoring Jim and Bethel Robinette

Jim and Bethel Robinette played key roles in the success and growth of what is now known as Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery.  This year, Jim and Bethel passed away into their heavenly life, a... more »

Michigan funds still available to farms, processors for COVID-19 safety efforts

Applications for grant funds are still available through the Michigan Economic Development Corp.'s Michigan Agricultural Safety Grant and the MEDC Small Farm Safety Grant programs for farmers and agricultural processors throughout the state. In tandem,... more »

Peach Virtual Field Day in Michigan scheduled for Sept. 2

Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch will host a virtual field day highlighting peach research on Sept. 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. This event will feature video highlights of 2020 stone fruit research trials and presentations from MSU researchers and... more »


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