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MDARD director elected to NASDA board

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams was recently elected Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. The election took place on Sept. 24, during the NAS... more


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Pesticide predicament for California’s strawberry growers

The powerful fumigant methyl bromide will be retired from California’s strawberry fields at the end of this year after more than 20 years of fierce debate over its effects and alternatives. According to new research published by UC Santa Cruz pr... more


USDA awards $21.4 million for organic research, Extension

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released details of 26 grants that will help organic farmers and ranchers improve business operations and bring more organic food to the table. Agricultur... more


Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s LAUNCH program set for 2017

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association (OABA) will select up to 25 promising leaders to participate in a leadership enhancement program early next year. Knowing that half the agribusiness workforce could retire in the next 10-12 years, Leaders Achievin... more


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Growers urged to be on lookout for invasive onion pest

An insect that attacks onions, leeks, garlic and related crops may be emerging now in parts of Pennsylvania, and growers should be prepared to take measures to manage the pest, according to a Penn State entomologist. The allium leafminer, which ne... more


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Florida agriculture employment up 29 percent in 13 years

About 1.56 million people worked full- or part-time in agriculture, natural resources and food industries in 2014, an increase of about 40,000 workers from 2013, and nearly 29 percent from 2001, according to a new University of Florida Institute of F... more


Integrated Crop, Pest Management Update set for Dec. 20

Michigan State University Extension and Eaton County MSU Extension will host the 2016 Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education (4301 Farm L... more


Food Marketing Institute cancels FMI show

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will retire the 2017 FMI Show, known as FMI Connect, originally scheduled to be held in Chicago next June. Leslie G. Sarasin, FMI President and CEO, said in a statement, “At FMI we continue to believe that events d... more


Tips for pumpkin management in final stretch

We are in the final stretch of the pumpkin season in Michigan. Vines are dying down and cutting has begun. At this point, growers are discovering just how well their growing season management practices paid off. It is easy to get nervous right before... more


Marrone Bio’s Venerate XC now available in California

Marrone Bio Innovations' Venerate XC bioinsecticide is now available in California. According to the company, Venerate XC is a liquid microbial-based, contact and ingestion insecticide that degrades insect exoskeletons and interferes with molting... more



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