Midwest

MSU scientists eying environmental conservation, precision ag

Representatives from Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) are looking to replicate the success of others around the country who have built partnerships merging precision agriculture and environmental conservation. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

Low-moisture food safety study gets MSU researcher $9.8M

Low-moisture foods, like cereals and flour, dried fruit and nuts, have been recalled repeatedly in the last few years, posing health risks to consumers and economic threats to businesses. Bradley Marks, professor and chair of... more »

Michigan’s Revolution Farms builds 2-acre greenhouse expansion

Revolution Farms, an indoor farm growing lettuce and salad greens, this summer is expanding the operation by adding 2 new acres of indoor greenhouse space. The state-of-the-art facility will use the latest agriculture technologies, including... more »

Food processing program at MSU gets $500,000 USDA-NIFA grant

Michigan State University (MSU) has been awarded $500,000 over the next five years to support the food processing certificate program offered through the Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) in East Lansing and at community college partners. The... more »

APHIS declares elimination of Ralstonia solancearum incidents

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and its State partners have successfully completed actions to eliminate Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 from U.S. greenhouses. The June 11... more »

Mucci Farms adding US-based facilities in Michigan and Texas

Canadian greenhouse grower Mucci Farms has added two new U.S.-based facilities in Romulus, Michigan, and San Antonio, Texas. According to a news release, furthering its rapid expansion efforts over the last several years, the company... more »

Midwest farm markets cope with COVID-19

COVID-19 guarantees that the summer 2020 will be like none we have experienced. We will be exploring what that means in Indiana by telling the stories of Purdue Agriculture’s and Purdue Extension’s interactions with communities... more »

Farm stress addressed during MSU Extension webinar

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, agriculture ranks seventh among most dangerous jobs with 24.7 fatal injuries per every 100,000 full-time workers. In addition, farms are often in rural areas that may not have adequate... more »


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