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Growers: Purchase crop insurance before March 15 deadline

Michigan USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Christine White urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of March... more »

MSU honors MVC director with award

Dave Smith, executive director of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC), will be honored with a Distinguished Service to Agriculture and Natural Resources award, an annual award presented by Michigan State University's College of Agriculture and... more »

Canada registers Evito fungicide

Arysta LifeScience North America recently announced registration for EVITO Fungicide in Canada. This registration provides Canadian growers an advanced, highlysystemic fungicide for use in wheat and barley, as well as corn and soybeans. Additionally, EVITO... more »

Scientists transform lettuce into ‘superfood’

A team of Rutgers University scientists has developed a lettuce product to compete with the nutritional value of blueberries, quinoa, almonds and kale.According to information provided by Leon Segal, director of Rutgers' Licensing and Technology... more »

Organic growers face challenges and opportunities

David Coveyou, owner of Scenic Farm in Petoskey, Michigan, who works with farm manager Laura Judge, discussed how they "cultivated farm resiliency and transitioned to organic production" during a presentation at the 2014 Great Lakes... more »

USDA seeks nominees for watermelon board

USDA is seeking nominations for the National Watermelon Promotion Board.The 37-member board is comprised of 14 producers, 14 handlers, eight importers and a public member. Board members are nominated by their peers, while the public... more »

New business focuses on specialty crop growers

Specialty Crop Solutions has announced the establishment of a new business focused on serving the specialty crop grower. Specialty Crop Solutions provides services and products not currently available to the small- to medium-sized specialty agricultural... more »

BioSafe Systems names new manager

BioSafe Systems recently added Ed Chell as California territory manager for the agrichemical division, supporting the crop protection, water treatment and food safety business segments. Based in Camarillo, California, Chell will grow and develop the... more »

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