Midwest

Importance of farm safety stressed in Indiana farm fatality summary

Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week. The annual observance has been the third week of September... more »

New perspectives to Indiana organic farming brought by Purdue specialist

U.S. organic food and non-food product sales reached a record high of $61.9 billion in 2020. How do Indiana farmers meet the needs of consumers and can organic practices be useful for farmers looking to reduce their... more »

Michigan Ag and Rural Development Commission tour sees urban ag

Members of the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development got a first-hand look at the opportunities available for urban agriculture while touring new Commissioner Andy Chae’s farm, Fisheye Farms, located in Detroit. As a... more »

Michigan growers can teach workers about produce safety with texting link

Building a food safety culture requires repeated reminders about farm policies and procedures. When a grower or supervisor has to manage many farm workers that are working in different areas at the farm or facility,... more »

People with disabilities find success in agriculture through AgrAbility

The National AgrAbility Project, modeled after Purdue Extension’s Breaking New Ground Resource Center and hosted at Purdue University, is celebrating 30 years of making agriculture accessible for people with disabilities. Through educational programs that advance... more »

2022 research grant proposals sought by Michigan Craft Beverage Council

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council announced Sept. 13 it is accepting 2022 research grant proposals with a maximum grant award of $40,000. Proposals must be received no later than 3 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, Oct.... more »

Indoor farm Square Roots expands retail presence with new salad mixes

Square Roots, a urban indoor farming operation, is expanding its retail presence with two new salad mixes, entering the $8.1 billion packaged salads and greens category. Square Roots’ salad mixes include a boost of healthy... more »

Fall 2021 soil testing considerations for the 2022 growing season

On top of limiting the yield potential of crops, dry soils also have other important impacts which need to be considered when making nutrient management decisions for future years. Here are few tips to keep... more »

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Small grower goes big in sustainable packaging effort

Getting started with greenhouse tomatoes is EXPO topic

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National Council of Agricultural Employers column: A show of hands outlines US farm labor trends

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