Midwest

Michigan onion producers to vote on program continuation, amendments

Michigan’s onion producers will have an opportunity to vote on the continuation of the Onion Promotion and Development Program for an additional five years and on proposed changes to the program. The referendum, conducted by... more »

Michigan’s VanSingel Farms closing, auction scheduled

After 38 successful years of business for the owners at VanSingel Farms Produce of Grant, Michigan, they have decided it is time to retire and with that will be closing their doors. VanSingel Farms Produce... more »

Work ongoing at MSU Entomology’s new Pollinator Performance Center

In March, builders began to convert an existing facility on Michigan State University Campus farms into the new MSU Pollinator Performance Center. A partnership among the Department of Entomology, Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch and MSU Extension provided... more »

Pumpkin production can benefit from conservation practices

Pumpkins (Cucurbita pepo) are a common vegetable crop sold at local pumpkin patches and farmers markets, in addition to commercial production. In 2019, the value of harvested pumpkin was worth $180 million. In addition to... more »

Square Roots opens new farm in Springfield, Ohio

Square Roots, a technology company in indoor farming, and Gordon Food Service, one of the largest food distributors in North America, have opened a new climate-controlled, indoor farm in Springfield, Ohio. “Our partnership with Gordon... more »

Study: small wetlands can produce big impacts

Wetlands built next to farms can dramatically reduce excess nutrients reaching vital waterways, according to a study. Crops need nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus to grow and thrive. However, excess nutrients from farms can wash... more »

Conservation program in Michigan implemented by MDARD, USDA

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced April 5 a pivotal conservation agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Services Agency (FSA), which reinstates Michigan’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. The Conservation Reserve... more »

American Agri-Women host annual midyear meeting

American Agri-Women (AAW) updated its legislative policy positions in the areas of natural resources, commodities and education, and ag business and economics at its annual mid-year meeting held recently in Jordan, Utah. AAW, a national... more »

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