Midwest

Michigan ag workers gain March 1 access to COVID-19 vaccine

The Michigan Department of Health of Human Services announced Feb. 15 a new program to enhance the state’s equity strategy to reach more Michiganders with the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. As part of the... more »

Online produce safety workshops set for Missouri fruit, vegetable growers

Missouri fruit and vegetable growers can enroll in upcoming no-cost or low-cost online produce safety training. Webinar topics include creating a food safety plan for USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification, Food Safety Modernization Act... more »

Ohio State University offers webinar on growing strawberries in substrates

Learn all you need to grow strawberry in soilless substrates under greenhouse and high tunnel conditions! Ohio State University is organizing a webinar on growing strawberries. Online live lectures and discussion will be held on... more »

Riveridge Land Co. gets funding for H-2A worker housing from state of Michigan

Grant, Michigan-based Riveridge Land Co. is one of 20 organizations to which the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has awarded Rural Development Fund Grants designed to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and... more »

MDARD awards 2021 Food Safety Training and Education Grants

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced Feb. 11 funding for eight projects under the state’s Food Safety Education Fund grant program. The grant program is designed to provide food safety training and... more »

Pursue wise strategies when upgrading equipment

Considering an upgrade this spring to new-to-you equipment and materials? Here are some helpful hints: First, if you're considering purchasing used equipment, make sure you consider its previous use and whether that prior use included the... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council grants go to grape, cider apple projects

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council has announced that nine projects will receive funding through its 2021 research grant program. The Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) recommended more than $274,000 in project support for research into... more »

MSU co-hosts Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Virtual 2021 Conference

Michigan State University Extension will co-host the Michigan Beekeepers’ Association’s Spring Conference held virtually March 3-6, 2021. Beekeepers and people interested in learning more about beekeeping, honey bees, hive products, drone use and bee-related arts and culture are... more »

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Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

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National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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