Midwest

MSU AgBioResearch names assistant director

Michigan State University has named James Averill, considered a longtime leader in Michigan agriculture, assistant director of MSU AgBioResearch. Averill’s appointment is scheduled to become effective July 1. Since 2021, Averill, an MSU alumnus, has... more »

Water quality expert appointed Purdue ag college dean

Purdue has promoted one of its agriculture research deans who possesses expertise in water quality and pesticide spray drift to head its ag department. Bernie Engel has been named the Glenn W. Sample Dean of... more »

GFVGA comments on FDA salmonella report, recommendations

A recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report on a summer 2022 outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to cantaloupe illustrates the agency’s disconnect with its food safety mission, according to the Georgia Fruit and... more »

Ohio grower finds direct sales financially, personally satisfying

A grain grower is finding success with marketing fresh produce directly to consumers after deciding to stop selling wholesale to retailers. Tom and Tammy Brown’s Hilltop Harvest Farms in Wapakoneta, Ohio, grows a variety of... more »

Frey Farms’ Sarah Frey appointed to advise House Committee on Agriculture

Sarah Frey, founder and CEO of Illinois’ Frey Farms, has been appointed to serve as an Advisor to the chair of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. Frey will advise the U.S. House of Representatives’... more »

BRANDT to build Nebraska production facility

BRANDT, a retailer of agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty ag input products, plans to start construction on a production facility in Aurora, Nebraska, this summer. The company plans for the facility, Advanced Ag Formulations,... more »

Kurt Dramm, horticultural supply industry figure, dies

Kurt Dramm, a leader in the horticultural supply industry, has died. He was 85. Dramm died May 16. He was the co-founder of the Manitowoc, Wisconsin, based Dramm Corp., which supplied water treatment products, horticultural... more »

MSU offering free ag drone training course

Michigan State University (MSU) is offering free drone training for people involved in the Michigan agriculture industry. The course, offered through MSU’s Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences, is available to up to 20... more »

Current Issue

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

Farm Market & Agritourism: markups vs. margins

 

see all current issue »

Be sure to check out our other specialty agriculture brands

produceprocessingsm Organic Grower