Midwest

Michigan Craft Beverage Council debuts website

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) on Oct. 10 launched its website, MichiganCraftBeverage.com. The site features many resources to support the growing industry, including a detailed research finder, an industry marketplace, and business development and... more »

Winegrape session set for 2020 Orchard and Vineyard Show in Michigan

Plan to attend the winegrape session at the 2020 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show, Jan. 14-15, 2020, at the Grand Traverse Resort Hotel in Acme, Michigan. The purpose for the two-day wine grape session... more »

Michigan apples meet runners at the finish line

Marathon runners will receive Michigan apples at the finish line of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the third year. The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) is a sponsor of the marathon, which takes place... more »

Gov. Whitmer proclaims October as Michigan Agritourism Month

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October as Michigan Agritourism Month. As a part of the month-long celebration and to recognize the economic and social benefits of agritourism to our state’s farms and communities, Michigan Department... more »

Michigan has new Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division director

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell has selected Michael Philip as the new Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division Director effective Oct. 7 “Mike has... more »

Stabenow releases report on the impact of ‘climate crisis’ in Michigan

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, led a roundtable discussion Oct. 3 with agriculture and conservation leaders in Traverse City, Michigan to discuss the impact of the climate crisis on Michigan agriculture, which is outlined in... more »

Drone workshops set for agricultural professionals in Michigan

Thanks to a grant from Michigan State University AgBioResearch, RS&GIS and the Bruno Basso Lab, a series of free drone workshops will be offered in 2019 for agricultural professionals across Michigan. Each of the 1.5 to two-day workshops will... more »

Gov. Whitmer proclaims October Michigan Apple Month

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October to be Michigan Apple Month, recognizing the importance of the Michigan apple industry. Michigan is known for its diverse agriculture, which includes many specialty crops such as apples. Apples... more »


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