Midwest

Michigan carrot growers continue marketing program, approve rate increase

Michigan carrot producers have voted to continue the Michigan Carrot Industry Development Program, and to increase the assessment maximum on processed carrots to fifty cents ($.50) per ton from forty cents ($.40) per ton. The... more »

Renewed labels for onions and green onions in Michigan

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) have approved two labels for Michigan onion growers. Both labels are Special Local needs (24c) labels for the state of Michigan. Starane... more »

BrightFarms recognized by Walmart with Produce Innovation Award

BrightFarms, a supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, was recently awarded the Innovation Award (Produce) at Walmart’s 2019 Supplier Growth Forum in Rogers, Arkansas. The Innovation Award follows a successful launch of BrightFarms salads... more »

Industrial Hemp Ag Pilot Program launched in Michigan

Growers, processors and institutions of higher learning who are interested in Michigan’s newest agricultural crop – industrial hemp – will now have an opportunity to test the waters under the state’s new Industrial Hemp Ag... more »

Caito Foods recalls fresh-cut melon clamshells linked to illnesses

Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling a variety of fresh-cut melon products that were distributed in 16 states, saying they’re investigating reports of illnesses linked to the products. The voluntary... more »

Pickling cucumber industry centered in Michigan

Did you know Michigan devotes more acreage to pickling cucumbers than any state in the union? The Mitten state harvested more than 34,000 acres of pickling cucumbers in 2018, a crop worth nearly $50 million,... more »

Increases seen in west Michigan agribusiness economy

If you asked someone what industry Michigan is known for, most people would say manufacturing. While it’s true that the state has an overarching strength in a variety of manufacturing sectors, west Michigan holds domestic... more »

Ruling on migrant worker pay challenged by Michigan Civil Rights Commission

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) on April 15 sent Attorney General Dana Nessel a request to reconsider a ruling from former Attorney General Bill Schuette that said certain migrant and seasonal farm workers (MSFWs)... more »


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