After last week’s cold spell, fruit farmers have been checking vines and trees to make sure their crops are going to be alright.
As warmer weather finally returns to Michigan, farmers are gearing up for the planting season.
Crop analysts are hopeful that the 2015 planting season will be relatively normal, compared to last year when cold weather delayed farmers from taking to their fields. Continue reading
Grape and wine producers are welcoming this week’s warmer weather, while hoping the winter didn’t do too much damage to their crops.
Wine experts said this past winter’s prolonged number of days with subzero temperatures damaged some grape varieties. Continue reading
Experts say, within the past decade, the number of ship visits to the Saginaw River has gone from the highest – in the 300s – to the lowest – in the low 100s.
Northern Michigan agriculture is receiving a boost through new grant money, as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill.
The USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program will provide nearly $2 million to support 30 Michigan specialty crop projects throughout the state. Continue reading
Even though there has not been snow in a while, farmers are just beginning to see the effects of this year’s brutal winter.