Midwest

Farmers’ markets adjust to pandemic in Michigan

Most of the Michigan's 240 farmers' markets survived during the pandemic that upended the way fresh produce, baked goods and other items are sold at the popular venues. According to a story by Judy Putnam... more »

Illinois, home of two processing plants, leads US pumpkin production

Pumpkins are in high demand in America during the fall and winter holidays, whether to be used as decoration or as a key ingredient in various desserts. Illinois leads the country in pumpkin production overall, growing... more »

USDA grants disaster designation to five Michigan counties

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Nov. 27 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a disaster designation to five Michigan counties, which makes farm operators in those counties – as well as in several contiguous... more »

New regional sales managers welcomed by Heliae Agriculture

Continuing to widen their soil health footprint in North America, Heliae Agriculture is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the U.S. sales team who will help to lead sales initiatives in... more »

Private, commercial pesticide applicators in Michigan offered course

Safely applying pesticides is a responsibility that all agriculture shares. Private and commercial pesticide applicators must adhere to high safety standards when they are handling pesticides. To ensure that pesticides are used appropriately and all... more »

Eradicating stumps 50% faster with Stumpex 2-speed, Fecon says

Lebanon, Ohio-based Fecon has upgraded their Stumpex auger-type stump grinder to include a 2-Speed hydraulic motor for faster stump removal, especially on soft woods. Designed to maximize 100% of machine output, the Stumpex 2-Speed improves... more »

Dec. 31 expiration date for Michigan pesticide applicator credentials

An emergency rule filed by Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell extends pesticide applicator credentials with an expiration date of Dec. 31, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2020. MDARD filed this... more »

Tanimura & Antle recalls romaine; Michigan reports E. coli cases

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development  (MDARD) is advising residents not to eat Tanimura & Antle  brand romaine lettuce packed as single heads, and the company has issued a recall of the lettuce. MDARD issued... more »

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