Michigan

Michigan renews labels on chlorothalonil products

After severe foliar disease outbreaks in recent years, potato growers continue to intensively manage their crops to prevent future epidemics. Growe... READ MORE »

Agriculture worker protection during COVID-19 guidelines developed in Michigan

Even though Michigan’s agricultural industry is recognized as a critical and essential infrastructure industry under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-... READ MORE »

Michigan Potatoes chips in to aid food banks

A partnership between Michigan Potato Industry Commission (Michigan Potatoes) and the Food Bank Council of Michigan means more immune-boosting produce... READ MORE »

Potato vodka maker shifts production to hand sanitizer

With bottles of hand sanitizer flying off retail shelves amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, distilleries are using their spirits to aid the sup... READ MORE »

MSU Extension conducting farmer stress research study

From weather to equipment breakdowns, there are many sources of stress for farmers and farm families. Researchers at Michigan State University Ext... READ MORE »

Michigan State potato breeding program gets boost from USDA

Michigan State University received $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to invest in its p... READ MORE »

Breaking down 2019 seed potato acreage

U.S. acres devoted to growing certified Ciklamen potato seed have steadily increased over the past decade. With just 62 acres in 2010, Ciklamen gro... READ MORE »

New Blackberry potato chips a hit in the Great Lakes

Nearly three years ago, Great Lakes Potato Chip Co. owner Chris Girrbach ran into potato breeder David Douches at an event where the latter was showca... READ MORE »

Seed Potatoes Report 2019: Eastern & Central United States

Wet early and wet late was a common theme for potato growers in the U.S. this year, certified seed growers included. In Idaho, spring rain hampered... READ MORE »

Michigan looks to have record-level potato yields, increased production

Potato yields are expected to reach record numbers in Michigan for the 2019 growing season. According to the USDA National Agriculture Statistics S... READ MORE »


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