Midwest

Communities impacted by COVID-19 helped by GreenStone donations

GreenStone Farm Credit Services has announced the 2020 Member Grown Outreach program and its impact on local organizations that touch the lives of thousands of families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the contribution of $20,000. According to a news release,... more »

Controlling common asparagus beetle during harvest season

Common asparagus beetle egg-laying during harvest can cause major financial loss; get updated on products available for control. Sources of beetles during harvest In late summer, larvae of common asparagus beetle, called grubs or “slugs,”... more »

Stress on farmers subject of Michigan State University webinars

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, Michigan State University Extension educators will host two free webinars addressing the effects of farm stress on farmers, family members, and workers in the agricultural field. Nicole Persing-Wethington and Sean Knurek with... more »

Guidance to U-pick operations in advance of opening set in Michigan

As warmer weather approaches, so does Michigan’s U-pick season. Farm operations across the state are working so they can safely open and operate in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Michigan Department of Agriculture... more »

Women in Produce LIVE! event to feature salute to Sarah Frey

Sarah Frey, president and CEO of Frey Farms, and founder of Tsamma Watermelon Juice and Sarah’s Home Grown, will be the honoree and featured speaker at the Women in Produce LIVE! General Session at noon... more »

Michigan asparagus season kicks off in time for holiday

As consumers eagerly await the arrival of this season’s crop of Michigan asparagus, the weather decided to make them wait just a little longer. Cooler temperatures in late April and early May – and even... more »

Midwest farmland values little changed in first quarter, AgLetter reports

Agricultural land values for the Seventh Federal Reserve District edged up 1% in the first quarter of 2020 from a year ago, despite challenges to the farm sector related to COVID-19. Overall, there was no... more »

Summer tour by Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers canceled

The 2020 Ohio Produce Marketers Association's (OPGMA) Summer Tour at The Pickwick Place scheduled for June 23, 2020, has been canceled due to COVID-19. If you registered for the event already, you will receive a full refund.... more »


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