Midwest

Food safety education, training grant proposals sought in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is seeking grant proposals for food safety education and training as part of the Food Safety Education Fund grant program. The grant cycle for 2020 will... more »

Pumpkin management in the final stretch in Michigan

You are in the final stretch of the pumpkin season in Michigan. Vines are dying down and cutting has begun. It is at this point you discover just how well your growing season management practices... more »

Michigan survey seeks growers’ input on wildlife crop damage

Agricultural producers face a plethora of wildlife issues on the farm, from biosecurity in animal agriculture to food safety requirements for fresh produce farmers. Many wildlife species have social or economic value and may be... more »

Minnesota vegetable industry advocate Knoll dies

James Stanley Knoll, 75, died Aug. 18 with his loving family by his side. He is in peace after a long battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. He... more »

Demonstration farm introduced by Michigan AgrAbility

Michigan AgrAbility has partnered with Holland area farmer Doug Ver Hoeven in establishing a demonstration farm where farmers can see and try a variety of assistive technology tools and equipment before investing in aides that... more »

Free soil health symposiums planned for Michigan, Ontario

Free soil health symposiums for growers, retailers and agronomists later this month will be hosted by A&L Canada Laboratories. The afternoon events will be held twice – in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sept. 25, and in London, Ontario,... more »

Disaster designation for southwest Michigan farms made by USDA

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, Michigan, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a secretarial disaster designation for Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph counties. “(The Aug. 30) announcement is welcome... more »

Morgan Composting thrives in soil health market

A growing compost business in Michigan sees its role as helping farmers grow more high-value fruit and vegetable crops. Morgan Composting’s headquarters sits on top of a hill in remote Sears, Michigan, where the family... more »


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