Technology

Payment card change shifts fraud liability onto merchants

There’s a change coming Oct. 1 that will affect merchants who accept credit card payments – including farm markets and agritourism operations. The coming deadline marks a shift by the U.S. payment-card industry to EMV (Europay, MasterCard... more »

View Fresh announces advancement in modified atmosphere packaging

View Fresh announced the release of the View Fresh Spectrum-Slider bag. According to the company, the Spectrum-Slider bag is faster, easier and safer than any other MAP presently in use within the industry. The patent-pending Spectrum... more »

USApple announces ‘Buy an Apple, Help a Student’ campaign

This fall, supporting school causes will be as easy as taking a bite out of your favorite apple – thanks to a seasonal consumer education campaign the U.S. apple industry has created to fund classroom... more »

Grape berry moth update: Late-season pressure lower in 2015

Recent sampling of southwest Michigan vineyards indicates a lower pressure of grape berry moth than last season, but there are still regions in southwest Michigan with locally high infestations that should be controlled to prevent... more »

Ag-Biotech moves to new facility in California

Ag-Biotech has moved its offices and laboratories to a new, larger facility that allows for enhanced service capabilities, according to the company. The premises, at 9701 Blue Larkspur Lane, Suite A, Monterey, California, will house... more »

NWMHRC annual open house scheduled for August 27

The Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center’s (NWMHRC) annual open house is scheduled for Aug. 27. This year’s event will include an equipment show, wine tasting and dinner, and the Leelanau Horticulture Society’s annual meeting. In... more »

ReTain Plant Growth Regulator now registered with double application

Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced today that ReTain Plant Growth Regulator has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a new label use that allows pome fruit growers to make a second ReTain application... more »

New conservation program helps farmers retain crop nutrients

A new edge-of-field monitoring program allows the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to work with farmers and conservation partners, such as Michigan State University Extension and the River Raisin Watershed Council to evaluate crop... more »


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