Midwest

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 »

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 »


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