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  • Michigan Governor May Kill University Research, Extension This Week

    Oct 23, 2009

    People who value the agricultural work of Michigan State University - in research, Extension and teaching - are being asked to contact the Michigan governor and urge her not to veto funding for its continuing operations. Agricultural leaders in Michigan - at the university and elsewhere… Full Story »
  • Pending Approval, Snyder’s to Acquire Utz

    Oct 23, 2009

    Pending approval by the Federal Trade Commission, Snyder's of Hanover will acquire Utz Quality Foods in Hanover. Snyder's plans to continue operations in all four of the local Utz plants, plus the Snyder's of Hanover's plant, said Carl E. Lee, Jr., president and chief executive officer… Full Story »
  • Self-Steered Tractors and UAVs: Future Farming Is (Finally) Now

    Oct 23, 2009

    It was 1903 when Robert Blair’s great-grandfather began farming the dry ridge overlooking the Clearwater River near Lewiston, Idaho. In 2001, when Blair took the reins, the farm’s books were still kept by hand. Now, he has deployed a set of Darpa-like technologies, including unmanned… Full Story »
  • Field Days Highlight Soil Fertility on Organic Vegetable Farms

    Oct 22, 2009

    Two field days in November will highlight organic soil fertility management for vegetables. Midwest AgNet Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Arysta LifeScience Develops New Insecticide Technology

    Oct 21, 2009

    Arysta LifeScience North America has introduced a new technology that provides an Eco-Responsive approach to insect control, according to the company. Responsive Pest Management Technology (RPMTM) is the process of combining organic compounds with or without synthetic insecticides. In combination with synthetic insecticides, the resulting… Full Story »
  • Island Muck Greets Potato Farmers

    Oct 21, 2009

    Seagulls and ducks were swimming in the potato field that grower Boyd Rose dug Sunday night near North Lake. Prince Edward Island The Guardian Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Report: School Lunches Fall Short on Veggies

    Oct 20, 2009

    School lunches need more fruits, veggies and whole grains and a limit on calories, says a report urging an update of the nation's 14-year-old standards for cafeteria fare. MSNBC.com Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Harvest Could Be Good, If Farmers Can Get To It

    Oct 20, 2009

    If they can just get into the fields, Central Minnesota farmers still anticipate strong corn and soybean yields for the year. St. Cloud Times Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Blight Requires Good Sanitation

    Oct 19, 2009

    One of the sweetest and most welcome tastes of summer is an old-fashioned, garden-ripened tomato. But this year, for many local gardeners and growers alike, tomatoes were in very short supply. Traverse City Record-Eagle Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Farmers, Critics Divided Over Proposed Migrant Workers Bill

    Oct 19, 2009

    Federal lawmakers are considering a bill that proponents say would help to stabilize the migrant work force on which Michigan agriculture depends. The Detroit News Click here to read the rest of the story.

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