Midwest

Michigan launches industrial hemp ag pilot program for 2019 planting season

Growers, processors and institutions of higher learning who are interested in Michigan’s newest agricultural crop – industrial hemp – will now have an opportunity to test the waters under the state’s new Industrial Hemp Ag... more »

Demand growing for US elderberries, elder flowers

Trade shows work! Midwest Elderberry Cooperative (MEC) has attended EXPO West and both the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows for a number of years. As a result, demand for elderberry and flower ingredients now... more »

Updated apple cropload management models are available

New versions of the Carbohydrate Model and Predicting Fruitset Model are available to apple growers. Phil Schwallier, Michigan State University Exension Educator, discussed the changes at the Spring Spray Meeting held April 16 in Sparta,... more »

Michigan Grape Spring Kickoff set for April 26

Don’t miss your chance to get ahead of this season at the Statewide Michigan Grape Spring Kickoff on Friday, April 26, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and see Brock University’s Belinda Kemp speak on cool climate red wine... more »

Agribusiness in west Michigan continues to show gains

If you asked someone what industry Michigan is known for, most people would say manufacturing. While it’s true that the state has an overarching strength in a variety of manufacturing sectors, west Michigan holds domestic... more »

Michigan Civil Rights Commission seeks reversal of migrant worker ruling

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) on April 15 sent Attorney General Dana Nessel a request to reconsider a ruling from former Attorney General Bill Schuette that said certain migrant and seasonal farm workers (MSFWs)... more »

Precision soils data helps Iowa orchard thrive

Iowa’s Apple Trails Family Orchard is... more »

Michigan Apple Committee announces 2019 research funding

The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) board approved funding for 2019 research projects at their March board meeting. Research is an important part of MAC’s mission. “Members of the MAC Board of Directors select growers to serve... more »


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