Midwest

AcMoody Farms named Red Gold Master Grower, Tomato Grower of the Year

Red Gold Inc., of Elwood, Indiana, presented Brian and Vern AcMoody of Union City, Michigan, a plaque naming them the winner of the E.A. Reichart Quality Achievement Award to honor them as the Tomato Grower... more »

Keep these suggestions in mind when your rent out your land

Almost 10 years have passed since the record high prices in commodities helped drive farmland rental rates to their own record highs. In recent years, those same commodities have receded to pre-2009 prices with net... more »

2020 Oceana Asparagus Day set for March 12 in Michigan

Michigan State University Extension will be holding the 2020 Oceana Asparagus Day on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the New Era Reformed Church, 4775 First St.,  in New Era, Michigan 49446. From 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,... more »

Purdue develops new technology to help food safety efforts

Foodborne illness hits about one in six people in the United States every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 48 million people in the U.S. get sick due to one or more of... more »

Potato sorter, farm crew housing get grants in Michigan

Several specialty crop projects were recently awarded grants in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Jan. 30 awarded a total of 20 Rural Development Fund Grants designed to promote the sustainability... more »

Study eyes viability of indoor farming to grow leafy greens

A multi-university team of horticulturists, engineers and agricultural economists led by Michigan State University (MSU) has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study indoor production of leafy... more »

Senior environmental policy advisor role at MDARD goes to Neyhart

Josh Neyhart, former policy advisor for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, is joining the team at the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) effective Monday, Feb. 10 as the senior environmental policy advisor to MDARD... more »

New officers elected by Michigan Commission of Agriculture

During its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 22, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development elected its new officers for 2020 and welcomed new Commissioner Tim Boring. Brian Pridgeon of Montgomery was elected chair... more »


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