Midwest

Blake’s Hard Cider producing hand sanitizer for healthcare outlets, public

Blake’s Hard Cider of Armada, Michigan, is the latest distillery to begin producing hand sanitizer to meet the increased demand and need. Starting April 8, the family-owned and operated craft cidery has outfitted its cannery... more »

COVID-19: Advisory for Michigan agricultural worker protection issued

Even though Michigan’s agricultural industry is recognized as a critical and essential infrastructure industry under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, agricultural employers need to continue protecting the health of workers and the broader community. Whitmer's “Stay... more »

Senators Peters, Stabenow urge support for farmers during coronavirus pandemic

U.S. Democratic Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow, both of Michigan, urged the Trump Administration April 6 to ensure the continuity of the U.S. food supply and to support rural areas during the coronavirus (COVID-19)... more »

MSU stresses importance of spring herbicide application in fruit trees

Effectively managing weeds is critical and one of the most important steps in the production of fruit trees. Weeds can directly impact fruit yield and quality by competing with trees for water, nutrients and light.... more »

Spring 2020 Michigan State University Tree Fruit Webinar Series scheduled

The Spring 2020 Michigan State University (MSU) Tree Fruit Webinar Series will include presentations on pest management and horticultural topics as well as time for attendees to ask questions. The webinars are free of charge... more »

N95 masks donated by Herbruck’s Poultry Farm in Michigan

Herbruck's Poultry Ranch Inc. of Saranac, Michigan, is donating masks during the coronavirus pandemic. The company made the following posting on its Facebook page. "Our front-line medical workers are putting their lives on the line... more »

Plant and soil service labs open during COVID-19 shutdowns

Michigan State University’s Plant & Pest Diagnostics and Soil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory are still open for business during Michigan’s “Stay Home & Stay Safe” executive order with modified operations. Effective March 25, 2020, both Plant & Pest Diagnostics... more »

Jim Jedele new president of North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association

Jim Jedele, who operates Berry Hill Farm in Dexter, Michigan, was elected president of the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association on March 6 at the association’s annual conference, held March 3-6, 2020 in St.... more »


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