Midwest

Vegetables part of BelleHarvest expansion

BelleHarvest is celebrating the success of its local Michigan vegetable program. Additionally, BelleHarvest has hired Nick Teriaca as director of sales and procurement. Teriaca will play a key role in driving the program's growth plans,... more »

Micheal de Schaaf joins MSU research center as farm manager

Michael de Schaaf is the new farm manager at the Michigan State University (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor. De Schaaf, a small agricultural service business owner with nearly three decades of... more »

Purdue Extension offers farm finances webinar

Liz Brownlee of Partners in Food And Farming will lead a virtual lunch and learn on farm finances. “Farm Finances — Determining what ‘Success’ Looks Like on Your Farm,” will be from noon to 1... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council seeks disaster declaration for summer flooding

The Michigan Vegetable Council is seeking disaster area designations for three counties following substantial losses during summer flooding this summer. The council supports the designation for Lapeer, Macomb and Monroe counties, which could lead to... more »

Michigan offers $3.6 million to fight invasive species

Michigan’s Invasive Species Grant Program is now accepting proposals for the 2023 funding cycle, with an anticipated $3.6 million available to applicants. The program — a joint effort of the Michigan departments of Natural Resources;... more »

Food Export Association of the Midwest offers funding

The Food Export Association of the Midwest USA (Food Export–Midwest) is offering assistance for food companies wanting to export their products. Food Export–Midwest is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the export of food and... more »

Registration opens for MSU organic farmer training program

Michigan State University (MSU) is accepting applications for the 2024 Organic Farmer Training Program (OFTP). The registration deadline is Feb. 21 for the MSU Department of Horticulture’s program. The OFTP brings together farmworkers, aspiring farmers,... more »

Wolverine State growers pressed by AEWR, labor challenges

Just this year, four growers mowed their asparagus fields and are leaving the industry. Because of untimely weather? Poor crop prices? Input costs? No. Because of low labor availability and an unaffordable rising Adverse Effect... more »

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