Midwest

Feb. 5-6 set for 2020 Southwest Michigan Horticultural Days

The Michigan Grape Society and Michigan State University (MSU) Extension in partnership with Lake Michigan College will host the annual Southwest Michigan Horticultural Days conference Feb. 5 -6 at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center, 2755... more »

McClure’s Bloody Mary mix, Pigeon Hill vodka team up

McClure’s Pickles co-founders (and brothers) Bob and Jim McClure wanted to pair their Bloody Mary Mixer with a vodka to create a canned ready-to-drink Bloody Mary, but they didn’t want to change the mix’s original... more »

MDARD announces specialty crop grant opportunity

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) on Jan. 6 announced a request for proposals through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Ag Marketing Services.... more »

Stokes Seeds acquires Siegers Seed

Stokes Seeds acquired Holland, Michigan’s Siegers Seed Co. effective shortly before the holidays, according to a recent press release from Stokes. Stokes said the 2019-2020 sales season is a transition year with a primary focus... more »

Funky smell traced to rotting radishes, sound farming practice

It wasn’t sewage, gas leaks, rotten eggs or dead bodies that caused a strange odor during much of December around Grand Ledge, Michigan. According to a Jan. 1 story in the Lansing State Journal, there... more »

Organic weed control a topic at Practical Farmers of Iowa event

The Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) Annual Conference, "Reclaiming Resilience," scheduled for Jan. 16-18, will feature a short course on organic weed control. For experienced farmers and newcomers alike, managing weeds is one of the... more »

Nurturing resilient farms a topic at Michigan Family Farms Conference

The Michigan Family Farms Conference is celebrating 17 years of providing education, networking and professional development opportunities to small- and medium-scale farms in Michigan. This year’s conference will be Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, from 8 a.m. –... more »

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 »


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