Midwest

Migrant housing emergency rules continued in Michigan

On Aug. 31, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell issued a continuation of the Pandemic Public Health Measures in Migrant Agricultural Worker Housing Emergency rules through the end of the 2021... more »

Purdue workshop offered for veterans in agriculture

Purdue Extension and the Farmer Veteran Coalition-Indiana chapter, are hosting a Northwest Indiana Veteran Farmer Workshop at Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center, 11402 S. County Line Road, in Wanatah, Indiana. Veterans interested in learning more about agriculture... more »

Michigan migrant, seasonal farmworkers’ career paths aided with grant

Three Michigan State University partners will help develop career advancement opportunities for migrant and seasonal farmworkers in a new $500,000 USDA grant. This funding supports the Michigan Agriculture and Food System Workforce Advancement Initiative (MAFSWAI)... more »

Ag labor challenges in Michigan targeted in new survey

Ask any agricultural employer in Michigan to list their biggest concerns and there's a good chance labor ranks near the top. Attracting and retaining employees has long been a challenge for the food and agriculture... more »

AeroFarms announces Midwest expansion with new farm in St. Louis region

Newark, New Jersey-based AeroFarms, a Certified B Corporation and leader in indoor vertical farming, on Aug. 12 announced its plan to expand to the Midwest region as part of a project with World Wildlife Fund and... more »

Food, Agriculture, Research & Manufacturing run by MSU Product Center

The Michigan State University Product Center and the West Michigan Food Processing Association announced a partnership on Aug. 2 that brings the university’s resources to the doorstep of west Michigan food companies and innovative entrepreneurs.... more »

Public input on agricultural management practices sought in Michigan

The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced July 30 the annual review period for the proposed drafts of the 2022 Generally Accepted Agricultural and... more »

Michigan State University to host Organic Vegetable Field Day in UP

Michigan State University’s Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center will host an Organic Vegetable Field Day on Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UPREC North Farm. Visitors will learn how current research projects... more »

Current Issue

Old Dominion Organic Farms has tobacco history, organic is the future

Pythium in cucurbits: Temperature decides species

Small grower goes big in sustainable packaging effort

Getting started with greenhouse tomatoes is EXPO topic

Meet the Fruit & Vegetable 40 Under Forty Class of 2021

Farm Market column: Seek a brand that builds positive customer response

Notes from the Farm column: Machine maintenance proceeds amid world’s woes

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

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