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