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Michigan onion voters choose to continue product checkoff
LANSING, Mich. — In a unanimous vote, Michigan’s onion producers recently approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Onion Promotion and Development Program for an additional five years.
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Coming Events - September 13, 2017
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Farmers lobbying for right-to-repair laws to do maintenance
When Dale Spencer was growing up on his family’s 1,400-acre farm and his father’s International tractor broke down, fixing it was easy.
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Blake to donate $1 per bushel to Forgotten Harvest
Armada, Mich.-based Blake Farms recently announced as part of its longstanding partnership with food rescue organization Forgotten Harvest, it will donate $1 per every bushel picked by guests to Forgotten Harvest the entire month of September in support of Hunger Action Month.
 
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Growers in major wheat areas seeking more profitable crops
 “We’re not in Kansas anymore” is what some financially pinched growers in the nation’s leading wheat-producing state could be saying, while turning to other crops.
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Illinois safety group targets young farm workers to train
A growing group of volunteers devoted to grain bin safety took their message to the nation’s largest outdoor farm machinery show last  month, with a specific target audience in mind: Young farm workers.
 
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AgriPOWER lets participants become advocates for farms
While the name “AgriPOWER” would be ideal for some new crop fertilizer, it’s actually an elite leadership program designed specifically for farmers and agribusiness professionals.
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Allendale’s survey forecasts lower corn, soy yields
Variability was the watchword in the 28th annual Allendale Nationwide Producer Survey, which suggested corn yields at 166.7 bushels per acre (bpa), compared to the USDA’s 169.5 estimate, and soybean yields of 47.1 bpa (USDA, 49.4), according to Rich Nelson, Allendale chief strategist.
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Organic food: Amazon buy not end of specialty grocers
While Amazon’s August 24 buyout of Whole Foods Market – and the across-the-board price slashing immediately following the $13.7 billion acquisition – may give the Austin, Texas-based organic food chain significant leverage in the “grocery wars,” one well-established and growing organic food chain is celebrating 62 years in the business.
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Online Hoosier farm market introduces new delivery area
Ordering fresh produce online straight from the fields of local growers and having it delivered to your doorstep is becoming reality for more Hoosiers.
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