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Skelly’s Farm Market adapts to retail agriculture

A traditional Midwestern farm that raised 350 acres of field crops and milked 50 cows a day has successfully converted to a small vegetable growing and farm market business over the past 26 years. ... more

Prevention is key against insurance claims

Precaution and prevention are key factors in making sure your farm is properly insured and protected against claims. Mark Epple, a Michigan Farm Bureau Insuranc... more

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Fruit, Vegetable Industries Have Fresh Reason for Hope

Trade show season always is exciting because you get the entire industry together to talk about the past growing season and the possibilities of the f... more »

Farmers’ Markets Connect Urban, Rural Residents

The societal distance between America's rural areas and its urban centers has never been as great as some might suggest. In large part, our cities dev... more »

Hunts Point Terminal Merchants Look to Remodel Market

Plans are being made to modernize Hunts Point Terminal Market, that place in upper New York City where some $2 billion worth of fresh fruits and veget... more »

High Tunnels Bring High Returns

Production of fruit and vegetables in high tunnels is growing rapidly, with new growers and new crops finding their comfort zone under those plastic r... more »

Congress Weighs Crackdown on Junk Food in Schools

A major battle may be in the offing, as food and beverage manufacturers work to keep their products off a new junk food list USDA will be preparing if... more »

Community Gathers At Terhune Orchards

When Pam and Gary Mount bought Terhune Orchards in 1975, they weren't just looking to run a farm. They wanted to create a community gathering place, a... more »

Make A Difference And The Headlines Will Come

Just about everybody has some special cause or organization they feel strongly about. Maybe it's an orphanage or a food pantry, a special hospital or ... more »

Produce companies announce merger

Heeren Brothers and J.A. Besteman Co. announced Oct. 9 that they plan to merge, creating one of the largest family-owned produce wholesalers in Michig... more »

Michigan industry looks at 59-cent asparagus price

By Dick Lehnert, Assistant Editor

Honee Bear Canning Co., Lawton, Mich., announced March 10 that it will sign contracts to buy Michigan a... more »

Fresh Vegetable Harvested Acreage Up 2 Percent

The prospective area for harvest of 11 selected fresh-market vegetables during the winter quarter is forecast at 183,900 acres, according to USDA's Na... more »


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