Midwest

Longtime Ohio agriculture advocate David Kelly dies at age 79

The Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association said Sept. 3 it would like to keep the family of David Kelly in their thoughts and prayers for their recent lose. According to his obituary, David Michael (Moses) Kelly,... more »

Primary natural disaster areas declared following Iowa Derecho

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue designated 18 Iowa counties as primary natural disaster areas on Sept. 3, enabling producers who suffered losses because of the recent Derecho, that occurred on August 10, 2020, to... more »

COVID-19 preparedness urged for Michigan agritourism operators

As Michigan moves into autumn, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) on Sept. 3 reminded the state’s U-pick, corn mazes and other agri-tourism operations opening up to implement and follow plans to... more »

Michigan COVID-19 testing mandate stands after appeals court ruling

A nine-page filing Sept. 2 by the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against farmworkers and farm owners, plaintiffs in a case against the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. According to a report by... more »

Leading cooperatives partner to support Midwest disaster relief efforts

Four of the nation’s leading cooperatives serving agriculture and communities across rural America today announced they are partnering to support the American Red Cross in the wake of the derecho that ravaged Iowa, Illinois and... more »

You will know if your farm water sources are at risk with testing

How do you know if your water sources are low risk? An annual water system inspection is the way to go. Whether the farm uses groundwater or surface water, evaluating the extent of control involves... more »

Suspect herbicide resistance? Submit weed seeds for screening

As we begin to prepare for fall harvests and make plans for 2021, consider any weeds that have escaped control with herbicides. If you are seeing survival in weeds that used to be controlled by... more »

Congress urged by Ohio farmers to address climate crisis

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA), the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), and farmers and ranchers from across the country recently delivered a letter to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis,... more »


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