Midwest

Women in Produce LIVE! event to feature salute to Sarah Frey

Sarah Frey, president and CEO of Frey Farms, and founder of Tsamma Watermelon Juice and Sarah’s Home Grown, will be the honoree and featured speaker at the Women in Produce LIVE! General Session at noon... more »

Michigan asparagus season kicks off in time for holiday

As consumers eagerly await the arrival of this season’s crop of Michigan asparagus, the weather decided to make them wait just a little longer. Cooler temperatures in late April and early May – and even... more »

Midwest farmland values little changed in first quarter, AgLetter reports

Agricultural land values for the Seventh Federal Reserve District edged up 1% in the first quarter of 2020 from a year ago, despite challenges to the farm sector related to COVID-19. Overall, there was no... more »

Summer tour by Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers canceled

The 2020 Ohio Produce Marketers Association's (OPGMA) Summer Tour at The Pickwick Place scheduled for June 23, 2020, has been canceled due to COVID-19. If you registered for the event already, you will receive a full refund.... more »

Food supply in danger if we don’t use immigrant workers legally, grower says

On May 13, Fox Business published the following commentary by Fred Leitz, a farmer and a past president of the National Council of Agricultural Employers who lives in Sodus, Michigan. "The novel coronavirus has given... more »

Brock Waggoner joins Helm Agro US as Midwest sales agronomist

Helm Agro US Inc., a global manufacturer of crop protection and fertilizer products, announces the hiring of Brock Waggoner as sales agronomist for the Midwest region. Primary responsibilities in... more »

Should I irrigate ahead of the coming freeze?

Many growers are irrigating ahead of the upcoming winter-like weather in Michigan with the hopes of protecting seedlings of early-sown vegetables (Photo 1 above). How does this work? Water is a better thermal conductor than air.... more »

Great Lakes Vegetable Producer’s Network debuts on Wednesdays

There is an extended inter-university group of researchers and Extension personnel  who are hosting a live weekly roundtable discussion during the growing season for commercial vegetable producers in the Great Lakes and Midwest region. It’s... more »


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