Midwest

COVID-19 grants for Michigan farms and agricultural processors set

The application process is now open for $15 million in grants for Michigan farms and agricultural processors to mitigate risks of the COVID-19 virus across the state’s food production industry, the Michigan Economic Development Corp.(MEDC)... more »

Managing cucurbit diseases with research, outreach

Michigan agriculture boasts more than 300 commodities, giving it a richness and diversity surpassed only by California in the U.S. Specialty crops – fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, nursery crops and floricultural crops – are an... more »

Ag businesses aided by Michigan Agricultural Safety Grant Program

Fifteen million dollars in economic assistance for Michigan farms and agricultural processors, to mitigate risks of the COVID-19 virus across the state’s food production industry, gained approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic... more »

Agriculture, natural resources field days from afar set by MSU

Michigan State University AgBioResearch and MSU Extension will host a series of virtual field day events called “From the Field” throughout the summer and into the fall.  Ongoing agricultural research and outreach at the university... more »

Cucumber downy mildew moves across Michigan

Downy mildew on cucumber plants has been verified on two farms in Monroe County, which is located in southeast Michigan. This is the first confirmation of this devastating disease on the east side of the... more »

Learn about aphid management in vegetable crops

Aphids are one of the most common pests across many crops, therefore its worth learning a bit about them to be able to improve their management. Talking about aphids is especially timely because hot summer... more »

Michigan sees uptick in farm worker coronavirus cases, report says

Coronavirus outbreaks among migrant workers are contributing to an uptick in cases in Michigan, which experts blame on short growing seasons, crowded housing, tenuous income and mistrust of government. According to Bridge Magazine, in the... more »

Michigan farms with more than $250,000 in gross annual sales face inspections

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development began produce safety inspections on farms grossing over $250,000 in total annual food sales on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Inspections of farms grossing over $500,000 in annual... more »


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