Michigan Blueberry Commission

Senator tours Michigan blueberry farm to highlight SWD bill

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., recently promoted the passage of the Spotted Wing Abatement Trust (SWAT) Act during a visit to Crossroads Blueberry Farm in West Olive, Michigan. The legislation targets spotted wing drosophila (SWD),... more »

Michigan blueberry research looks at biological controls of SWD

The Michigan Blueberry Commission has selected research projects at Michigan State University (MSU) to fund for the year, including a study on biological controls for spotted wing drosophila (SWD). One project will evaluate the biocontrol... more »

Michigan blueberry delegation thanks Stabenow

Representatives from the Michigan blueberry industry recently met with U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, who sponsored in Congress the resolution designating July as National Blueberry Month. Stabenow, chair of the Senate Ag Committee, met in... more »

Michigan’s Shelly Hartmann USHBC’s first female chairperson

A Michigan grower who radiates optimism for what the blueberry industry can be is the new chairperson of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. More than that, Shelly Hartmann will be the first elected female chairperson... more »

Michigan Blueberry Commission gets $99K for research station

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and the Rural Development Fund Board on awarded Rural Development Fund Grants to projects in the state. “When the goal is to expand existing businesses or... more »

Seven named to first Michigan Blueberry Commission

Not surprisingly, southwest Michigan appointees comprise the initial Michigan Blueberry Commission. Created on May 1 after a vote by the state’s blueberry growers to create a panel for improving the industry’s economic position and competiveness by... more »

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