Midwest

Michigan cherry growers talk Turkey, tariffs with senator

Thanksgiving is weeks away, but talk of Turkey dominated a roundtable discussion between U.S. Sen. Gary Peters , D-Michigan, and region fruit growers. According to the Traverse City Record-Eagle, more than two dozen growers talked... more »

Virtue Cider installs 200 solar panels at orchard

Virtue Cider, a Michigan-based cidermaker recently installed a 78-kilowatt (kW) solar array next to its cider houses. The new installation means half of its purchased electricity will be coming from renewable sources and is equivalent... more »

North Bay Produce voluntarily recalls fresh apples due to health risk

North Bay Produce of Traverse City, Michigan is voluntarily recalling 2,297 cases and two bulk bins of fresh apples due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which... more »

$1.92M in farm stress assistance grants go to WSU, others

Washington State University is one of four recipients of new federal funding that supports agricultural stress assistance. The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Oct. 22 rolled out... more »

Thieves make life difficult for Michigan apple, pumpkin operations

It's tough running an orchard in Michigan during the busy autumn season. Especially when someone steals your apple or pumpkin crop. "You think of an apple as just an apple, but it's literally a dollar... more »

New online matching tool connects landowners with land seekers

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has launched Heartland FarmLink, a new land linking service for farm seekers and farm owners. HeartlandFarmLink.org is a free online profile listing service where beginning farmers and... more »

Mark Varner joins Vive Crop Protection

Toronto, Canada-based Vive Crop Protection is pleased to announce that Mark Varner of Davison MI has joined the team as key account manager. Varner will be working with distributor head office and regional distributor account... more »

Jerry Mills: Grass trimmer cuts giant ragweed down to size

Labor Day was a good weekend. People responded to our internet advertising. We were busy all three days. Nice. Suckered again. We opened the farm on Labor Day weekend, and had a good crowd. The... more »


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