Midwest

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 »

Primary natural disaster areas declared following Iowa Derecho

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue designated 18 Iowa counties as primary natural disaster areas on Sept. 3, enabling producers who suffered losses because of the recent Derecho, that occurred on August 10, 2020, to... more »

COVID-19 preparedness urged for Michigan agritourism operators

As Michigan moves into autumn, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) on Sept. 3 reminded the state’s U-pick, corn mazes and other agri-tourism operations opening up to implement and follow plans to... more »


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