Midwest

Potato sorter, farm crew housing get grants in Michigan

Several specialty crop projects were recently awarded grants in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Jan. 30 awarded a total of 20 Rural Development Fund Grants designed to promote the sustainability... more »

Study eyes viability of indoor farming to grow leafy greens

A multi-university team of horticulturists, engineers and agricultural economists led by Michigan State University (MSU) has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study indoor production of leafy... more »

Senior environmental policy advisor role at MDARD goes to Neyhart

Josh Neyhart, former policy advisor for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, is joining the team at the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) effective Monday, Feb. 10 as the senior environmental policy advisor to MDARD... more »

New officers elected by Michigan Commission of Agriculture

During its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 22, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development elected its new officers for 2020 and welcomed new Commissioner Tim Boring. Brian Pridgeon of Montgomery was elected chair... more »

Hemp a topic at Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo

Hemp production, a hot topic in Indiana agriculture, will be covered from multiple angles at the upcoming Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo on Feb. 11-13 in Indianapolis. Bryan Parr of Legacy Hemp will focus on the production... more »

Michigan creates Food and Agriculture Housing Task Force

Michigan’s food and agriculture workforce traditionally consisted of the self-employed and family members, but the trend has been showing a sharp increase in the need to hire additional labor within the food and agriculture communities.... more »

Education, resources for small farms set for Michigan Family Farms Conference

Winter brings many opportunities for Michigan farmers to engage in conferences across the state that support their continuing education and brings them together around a common interest and fellowship. One such conference is the Michigan Family... more »

Michigan growers receive support from congressman seeking ag hearing

Blueberry, cherry and asparagus growers being significantly impacted by “questionable trade practices” are gaining support from Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, who wants a field hearing to be held in west Michigan by the U.S. Department... more »


75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
Get one year of Vegetable Growers News in both print and digital editions for only $15.50.

Interested in reading the print edition of Vegetable Growers News?

Subscribe Today »


Be sure to check out our sister sites:
produceprocessingsm
website development by deyo designs