Midwest

2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant recipients announced by Michigan ag unit

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced Oct. 20 the Michigan recipients of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The program offers federal funding to state departments of... more »

McCoy joins BioTherm sales team

Cotati, California-based BioTherm has expanded its sales team with the addition of Ryan McCoy as its regional sales representative for the central region. “As BioTherm scales up to meet growing demand for our innovative products,... more »

Carroll ‘Chris’ Doll’s passing noted by Illinois specialty crop industry

The Illinois Specialty Growers Association made the following announcement on its Facebook page on Oct. 18. "We are so saddened to hear the news of Carroll "Chris" Doll's passing. Chris made a profound impact on... more »

Michigan receives funding for initiatives, according to Sen. Stabenow

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced Oct. 7 several initiates to help Michigan agricultural interests. Included... more »

Northern Michigan University launches interdisciplinary indoor ag program

For the first time at Northern Michigan University, students have a hands-on opportunity to learn about the medicinal plant and food production industry. The university has implemented the first interdisciplinary indoor agriculture associate degree program... more »

MSU entomologist leads training for Latino/a farmers, gets $600K USDA grant

Michigan State University’s La Cosecha (a Spanish word for harvest) program, which provides training for first- and next-generation Latino/a farmers in Michigan, has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute... more »

Land, water conservation in northern Michigan aided by $5.7M investment

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, on Sept. 23 announced $5,700,000 in federal funding, matched by private investment, that will help reconnect broken streams... more »

Ohio State offers sessions to improve farm product marketing

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES )Center for Cooperatives is working to help businesses keep things moving forward in these difficult times. Marketing is a key aspect to maintaining... more »


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