It is this building that earned Richard Friske and family the 2017 Governor’s Energy Excellence Award for “extraordinary efforts to reduce energy waste.” And it is here where labor problems that continually left the farm limping along have been largely healed.
Farmers with land in the Rabbit River Watershed are eligible to receive funds through a new grant program aimed at improving watershed health and reducing sediment loading.
Spiech Farms LLC of Paw Paw, Mich. in Van Buren County, provider of fresh and frozen blueberries, asparagus and grapes, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.
Grant recipients include the Cherry Marketing Institute, Michigan Apple Committee, Grow Eastern Market, Michigan Carrot Committee, Michigan Vegetable Council, and Michigan Wine Collaborative, among others.
Unusual heat wave in late September calls for special concerns to apples.
Part of the pattern of establishment by this pest is that it starts out as a nuisance pest in homes and businesses and then a few years later it becomes an important agricultural pest for neighboring growers.
Previously, bitter pit had no rivals that could be mistaken for it. Now, there are two insect pests—an old one and a new one—that can cause injury easily mistaken for bitter pit and vice versa.
“In order to ensure the council’s report is as comprehensive as possible, we urge you to consider the voices of our rural communities,” the Rebuild Rural Coalition wrote.
“This has been an amazing team effort, and while farmers are feeling the stress right now of having to spray so much and spend so much more money, we’ll swat this fly.”
In a unanimous vote, Michigan’s onion producers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Onion Promotion and Development Program, Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams announced Aug. 14.
The competition is co-sponsored by the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, which will host a Gold Medal Wine Reception featuring the best wines from the competition on Thursday, July 27th.
In today’s challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to monitor the operational efficiency of your operation.
It is generally well accepted that a building permit is not required for buildings used for agricultural purposes if the building does not include retail trade.
Farming is a capital-intensive business, with land, equipment and facilities that can run into millions of dollars.
As more employers plan to use the H-2A program, completing the following items this year will make an easier transition to H-2A employment.
The dairy industry is facing a challenging time, a cyclical downturn that’s lasted longer than in previous cycles, and is expected to continue for at least the near-term.