Vertical farming: spreading quickly and coming to a community near you
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – If you don’t purchase your fruits and vegetables from a local farmers market, chances are those avocados, grapes or tomatoes you have in your refrigerator may have already logged many miles and long hours on some cold storage truck before eventually sitting idly in your local grocery store. That same produce will neither smell nor taste as fresh as fresh-picked produce.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis shows up in Michigan’s U.P.
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development(MDARD) announced early this month that Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a deadly mosquito-borne disease, was found in Baraga County in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
OXFORD, Ohio – The ag community takes care of their own. On a gorgeous fall Saturday, 56 tractors headed out from Schwab’s Family Farm Market, in Oxford, for a 30-mile ride to Hueston Woods State Park and back. It was a benefit for Jason Beckner, who was critically injured in a truck/train collision on Aug. 6.