Midwest

MDARD announces specialty crop public input opportunity

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) on Nov. 27 announced a public input opportunity regarding the Michigan Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Public input is being sought to help ensure effective program... more »

Dec. 10 event to honor Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Vegetable Growers News magazine and sponsors will hold an awards ceremony Dec. 10 for the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 – a group of exemplary agriculture professionals nominated by their peers... more »

‘Heroes to Hives’ program in Michigan gets funding

The Heroes to Hives program at Michigan State University Extension helps veterans transition from protecting our country to protecting our food. Through this program, veterans learn to become the next generation of small-scale beekeepers. Participants receive free professional training... more »

Defending Domestic Produce Production Act gains support

On Nov. 21, Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, announced he is cosponsoring the Defending Domestic Produce Production Act, bipartisan legislation designed to defend family farms from illegal trade practices used by foreign nations to undercut American... more »

Michigan ‘Fruit Ridge’ focus of farm auction of more than 200 acres

After decades of family farming, the Bull family has decided to retire and will be selling approximately 207 acres of prime orchard and farmland with high elevation in Casnovia Township, Michigan. L&L Bull Farms was... more »

Feb. 13-15 are dates for Ohio Food and Farm Association conference

Registration is now open for Ohio's premier educational and networking event for ecological farmers, backyard growers, and others committed to sustainable agriculture, local food, and green living. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's (OEFFA)... more »

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus concerns growers

Growers and officials across the country are watching produce aisles for imported tomatoes with tomato brown rugose fruit virus, or ToBRFV, which they say could disrupt domestic growers of tomatoes and peppers. Although tomato seeds... more »

Fruit research center in Michigan to be near asparagus research field

A fruit tree research center in northern Oceana County is being planned by the newly formed West Central Michigan Horticultural Research Inc. According to Nov. 17 story by the Mason County Press, the West Central Michigan... more »


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