Midwest

Feb. 13-15 are dates for Ohio Food and Farm Association conference

Registration is now open for Ohio's premier educational and networking event for ecological farmers, backyard growers, and others committed to sustainable agriculture, local food, and green living. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's (OEFFA)... more »

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus concerns growers

Growers and officials across the country are watching produce aisles for imported tomatoes with tomato brown rugose fruit virus, or ToBRFV, which they say could disrupt domestic growers of tomatoes and peppers. Although tomato seeds... more »

Fruit research center in Michigan to be near asparagus research field

A fruit tree research center in northern Oceana County is being planned by the newly formed West Central Michigan Horticultural Research Inc. (WCMHR). According to a news release, the 6,000-square-foot facility, which will be located... more »

Michigan onion growers match varieties to climates

As an onion-growing state, Michigan’s acreage doesn’t crack the top 10. The largest onion state, according to 2016 numbers from the National Onion Association, was Washington, with 23,900 acres, though Idaho grew more onions on... more »

Stokes Seeds hosts Seminis onion summit for growers

Buffalo, New York-based Stokes Seeds recently hosted a large group of growers for a two-day onion summit in Wisconsin to view variety test results, storage trial data and new onion varieties from Seminis Vegetable Seeds. Feedback... more »

Third quarter Midwest farmland values reported down by AgLetter

AgLetter reports farmland values for the Seventh Federal Reserve District in the third quarter of 2019 were 1 percent lower than a year ago. Values for “good” agricultural land in the third quarter of 2019... more »

Gotham Greens turns steel mill into greenhouse

Gotham Greens, a pioneer in indoor greenhouse agriculture and a leading fresh produce and food company, on Nov. 13 opened its largest greenhouse in Chicago. The expansion enables Gotham Greens to deliver consumers a year-round supply of... more »

Roger Rupp of Rupp Seeds dies at age 75

Roger Rupp, Rupp Seeds, died on Oct. 30 at the age of 75. Roger led his company to develop a line of Rupp-brand corn and soybean varieties, to expand into offering a full line of... more »


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