Midwest

More than 1,000 new jobs to be added by Brandt

The Brandt Group of Companies has announced plans to make a major investment in staffing and will hire more than 1,000 new employees by the end of 2021. The new positions will span the company's... more »

Specialty crop specialist at Iowa State University ready to work with growers

The newest commercial vegetable and specialty crop specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach knows the needs and concerns of the industry. Dan Fillius, who began his new role June 7, has spent the... more »

Michigan health order keeps most COVID testing rules in place

A new Michigan Department of Health an Human Services order that finally accounts for the COVID-19 vaccination status of agricultural workers is presenting several new concerns for Michigan farmers. The Michigan Department of Health an Human... more »

In-person format to return for Great Lakes EXPO 2021

The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO has announced a return to in-person events in December. After shifting to a fully virtual format in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EXPO is... more »

Optimizing herbicide performance during droughty conditions

Many non-irrigated areas of the Upper Midwest are becoming significantly droughty as our weather prematurely enters the dog days of summer.  There are several agricultural impacts of these hot and dry conditions, including on weed... more »

Fully vaccinated ag workers exempted from routine testing in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has updated its Order for COVID-19 testing for agricultural employees. New CDC guidance allows for fully vaccinated individuals in this category to be exempt from routine screening... more »

Michigan State University names Quentin Tyler to lead Extension

After serving for one month as interim director of Michigan State University Extension, Quentin Tyler was named director on June 1. His professional background and forward-thinking vision impressed MSU Provost Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D., and... more »

Steven E. Smith scholarship honors Purdue alumnus, processing tomato backer

In memory of Steven Smith, a distinguished alumnus and former senior director of agriculture for Red Gold, Red Gold and Purdue University College of Agriculture recently announced the creation of the Steven E. Smith Memorial... 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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