Midwest

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement backed by Stabenow

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, announced Dec. 18 her support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). As Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, Stabenow worked closely with other Democratic... more »

Vive Crop Protection adds Davidson to head Midwest sales

Rick Davidson of Marshall, Illinois, has joined Toronto, Canada-based Vive Crop Protection as Midwest regional sales manager. Davidson is working with the distribution and retail networks to position Vive’s unique products to growers across the... more »

Great Lakes Potato Chips uses purple potato to create hit product

Nearly three years ago, Great Lakes Potato Chip Co. owner Chris Girrbach ran into potato breeder David Douches at an event where the latter was showcasing his work. One of the new varieties Douches –... more »

Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 honored

Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News honored the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO on Tuesday, December 10.  The exemplary agriculture... more »

Jan. 8-10 dates for Illinois Specialty Crop Conference in Springfield

Have you registered for the Illinois Specialty Crop Conference (ISCC) on Jan. 8-10? Don’t miss your chance to attend this one of a kind event that will bring local farmers, organizations, and businesses together to... more »

Michigan farmers’ markets get $392,791 from USDA to support expansion

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced Dec. 10 new federal support to help expand Michigan farmers' markets all across the state. This investment... more »

Michigan farms on list of energy projects, systems funded by USDA

A fourth generation Berrien County, Michigan, farm that has been in business since 1903 is gaining a renewable energy investment from the USDA to help it with energy efficiency innovations that will allow the operation... more »

Iowa horticulturalist Liz Kolbe honored

On Tuesday Dec. 3, Grinnell, Iowa, native Liz Kolbe was recognized at Iowa State University’s Extension and Outreach Women in Agriculture leadership conference. Kolbe, a graduate of Colorado College, has worked with Practical Farmers of... more »


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