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Earliest Case of Black Tar Spot Confirmed in Michigan

Black tar spot has been confirmed in Michigan for the 2021 season. It was discovered July 1 in Eaton County, then was found in...

Ways to Celebrate Michigan Blueberries During National Blueberry Month

July is the Michigan Blueberry Commission’s favorite month—it’s National Blueberry Month. Michigan’s nearly 600 blueberry farms produce an average of 92 million pounds, making them...

Disease Pressure Grows for Corn, Soybeans After Rain Event

Some parts of Michigan received six inches of rain from the weekend and more during the week. According to Stuart Welden, field sales representative...

Hot Dogs: The Centerpiece of Summer Culinary Experiences

No matter what you call them—frankfurters, weenies, red-hots—hot dogs will likely be at any Independence Day gathering you go to this year. “July 4 is...

MSU Webinar Explores Cercospora Leaf Spot Development, Management

Sugarbeet growers know that cercospora leaf spot (CLS) is the most damaging foliar disease in the state. The small, circular lesions on the leaves...

Michigan Hop Growers Could Experience ‘Bumper Crop’ in 2021

The dry weather hasn’t been ideal for a lot of Michigan’s crops, but it has been a blessing for the state’s hop producers. Most...

Early Blueberry Varieties are Ready to be Harvested in Southwestern Michigan

Despite some of the frost events from earlier this spring, small fruit harvest is starting in Michigan’s most southwestern counties. “Southwest Michigan is always some...

Stabenow, Braun’s Growing Climate Solutions Act Overwhelmingly Passes Senate, Now Heads...

The Senate has passed the bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act on Thursday. The act is the first legislation to ensure farmers, ranchers and foresters benefit...

2021 Michigan Sugar Queen Has Had Sights Set on Crown Since...

From a young age, Ally Kemp of Unionville had her sights set on becoming the Michigan Sugar Queen. Little did she know she would...

Growth Energy CEO Testifies to Biofuel’s Ability to Increase Economic Growth,...

The Senate Ag Committee held a hearing on Tuesday on titled “Renewable Energy—Growth and Opportunities for Rural Economies.” Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.), chair of...

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