Midwest

Land, water conservation in northern Michigan aided by $5.7M investment

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, on Sept. 23 announced $5,700,000 in federal funding, matched by private investment, that will help reconnect broken streams... more »

Ohio State offers sessions to improve farm product marketing

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES )Center for Cooperatives is working to help businesses keep things moving forward in these difficult times. Marketing is a key aspect to maintaining... more »

Fremont, Michigan, manufacturing facility to be expanded by Gerber Products

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based The Right Place Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Newaygo County, and the City of Fremont, announced Sept. 22 that Gerber Products will be investing $36 million and... more »

Pandemic preparedness plans, CHAMP tool set in guidance for Michigan farmers

With the convergence of major weather events, natural disasters, depressed economic conditions, catastrophic infrastructure failures, and a pandemic that has affected nearly every country in the world, 2020 has been a spectacularly unfortunate year for... more »

Iowa Virtual Organic Field Day video available online

A virtual Organic Field Day video from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is available online. The video was recorded at the Iowa State University Neely-Kinyon Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm and is available for viewing... more »

MSU to host Vegetable and Root Crop Virtual Field Day

Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch will host the Vegetable and Root Crop Virtual Field Day on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. MSU researchers and Extension specialists will share information on... more »

BrightFarms marks opening of greenhouse expansion in Chicago

BrightFarms has opened a new expansion to its Rochelle, Illinois, greenhouse. The increase in production will support BrightFarms continued growth in the market, including a 34% jump in year over year sales with Mariano’s. The... more »

Longtime Ohio agriculture advocate David Kelly dies at age 79

The Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association said Sept. 3 it would like to keep the family of David Kelly in their thoughts and prayers for their recent lose. According to his obituary, David Michael (Moses) Kelly,... more »


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