Midwest

Veg Connections: Using clover as a cover crop

Managing weeds, improving soil health and the management of plastic mulch continue to be priorities for vegetable farmers. South Dakota vegetable farmers have expressed an interest in incorporating cover crops to reduce the use of... more »

GLEXPO Bus Tour: Where farm marketers exchange ideas

The Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour visited six Grand Rapids, Michigan, area locations featuring a variety of attractions, crops and products. On Dec. 4, the 132 participants packed three buses and visited Andy... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council honors industry experts

The Michigan Vegetable Council has chosen Main Farms, Six Lakes, Michigan, as the recipient of the Master Farmer Award and Dr. Rebecca Grumet as the Master Farmer Associate Award honoree for 2023. The Main family... more »

Love Thy Farmer event gives to industry, MSU

Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor, Michigan, is thanking farmers in collaboration with Michigan State University Extension. Cherry Republic is hosting a free “Love Thy Farmer” open house for farmers from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on March 1. RSVPs... more »

Edible Garden receives training grant in Michigan

Indoor leafy greens grower Edible Garden has received funding from Michigan for employee training. The controlled environment agriculture (CEA) grower received funds from the Going PRO Talent Fund, awarded by the Michigan Department of Labor... more »

Michigan potatoes generate $2.5B within the state

A new report authored by Michigan State University economists found that the potato industry generates $2.5 billion each year to the state’s gross domestic product. That includes almost $1.5 billion in direct economic activity stemming... more »

Conservation district grants focus on community

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) announced the 2024 recipients of the Friends of NACD District Grants Program during NACD’s Annual Meeting in San Diego. The Friends of NACD District Grants Program supports locally... more »

2023 Michigan storm damage eligible for FEMA aid

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is making federal disaster assistance available to the state of Michigan to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from Aug. 24-26, 2023.... more »

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Vegetable Growers News (VGN) May/June 2024 cover image

WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

Successful succession

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