Midwest

Ag worker protection advisory shared for Michigan operations

Even though Michigan’s agricultural industry is recognized as a critical and essential infrastructure industry under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, agricultural employers need to continue protecting the health of workers and the broader community. Whitmer's “Stay... more »

Flexibility in Farm Service Agency loans, equitable access to credit sought

U.S. Democratic Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow, both of Michigan, urged the Trump Administration April 6 to ensure the continuity of the U.S. food supply and to support rural areas during the coronavirus (COVID-19)... more »

Herbruck’s Poultry Farm in Michigan donates masks during pandemic

Herbruck's Poultry Ranch Inc. of Saranac, Michigan, is donating masks during the coronavirus pandemic. The company made the following posting on its Facebook page. "Our front-line medical workers are putting their lives on the line... more »

Modified operations set by MSU plant diagnostics, nutrient outlets

Michigan State University’s Plant & Pest Diagnostics and Soil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory are still open for business during Michigan’s “Stay Home & Stay Safe” executive order with modified operations. Effective March 25, 2020, both Plant & Pest Diagnostics... more »

Wisconsin vegetable grower Edward ‘Ed’ Witte Jr. dies at age 91

Edward "Ed" Raymond Witte Jr., 91, a founder of Witte's Vegetable Farm in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, passed away at his farm on March 31, 2020, just shy of his 92nd birthday. Edward "Ed"... more »

Michigan Department of Agriculture teams with restaurants to sell product

The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) have announced a partnership that will enable restaurants to sell food and pantry items, which currently, can be... more »

Product listing outlet available for Ohio sustainable, organic farmers

Recognizing that farmers are trying to reach consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is taking steps to get the word out and is making its online searchable database... more »

Response deadline April 30 for Michigan small fruits and hops survey

The Michigan State Horticultural Society has received a $75,000 grant to use for a small fruit and hops acreage inventory and labor survey. This Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) is funded through the Michigan Department... more »


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