Midwest

Funds available to replant fields infested by blueberry stem gall wasp

Blueberry stem gall wasp has become a challenging insect pest for Michigan growers to control in a few susceptible cultivars, leading to significant plant and yield loss in some fields. To assist growers with transitioning... more »

US cherry growers’ fight against cheap imports progresses

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) June 6 determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of dried tart cherries from Turkey that are... more »

Michigan Fresh Marketing, BelleHarvest merge sales

Two Michigan apple markers are merging their sales operations. BelleHarvest of Belding, and Michigan Fresh Marketing in Grand Rapids announced in early June that they created a strategic sales alliance that will sell and market... more »

Michigan’s Klackle Orchards becomes Frugthaven Farm

Klackle Orchards of Greenville, Michigan, is Klackles no more after an auction split up the land and handed the keys over to new owners. While the 500-acre apple orchard is now just 75 acres, the... more »

Purdue College of Agriculture presents three major awards

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture recently announced its 2019 awards for excellence in research, promoting the core land grant mission and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Agricultural Research Award, the Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land Grant Mission... more »

Biopesticide company Vestaron receives $40M in Series B financing

Vestaron, a company, dedicated to improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through its development of peptide-based biopesticides, announces its $40 million Series B Financing, led by Novo Holdings A/S. Novo Holdings joins... more »

‘Unfair’ cherry imports from Turkey may face anti-dumping action

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, on June 7 applauded another positive step forward to protect Michigan’s cherry industry from unfair trade practices by... more »

Michigan Apple Board appointees attend first meeting

Kimberly A. Kropf and Caleb J. Coulter attended their first Michigan Apple Committee meeting on June 4. Governor Gretchen Whitmer had earlier appointed them to the Michigan Apple Committee Board of Directors back in April.... more »


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