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Bumper specialty crop harvests offer opportunity

Irrigation has been critical for Michigan specialty crops this season as nearly 60 percent of the state has experienced some form of dryness. Molly Sears, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics assistant professor at Michigan State University, tells Brownfield, “Yields, in general, are really... Read More.

Michigan apple growers preparing for a bumper crop

Michigan apple growers expect their best harvest in at least three years. Michigan Apple Committee board member and Sparta farmer Phil Schwallier tells Brownfield trees are loaded. “We only had one minor, minor frost event and otherwise we’ve had just wonderful weather for bee activity... Read More.

Prices slide on prospects of U.S. bumper crop

Corn and soybean futures are spiraling lower as prospects for a bumper U.S. crop improve. Iowa State University Extension economist Chad Hart says USDA’s supply and demand report Tuesday was negative across the board. “Signs of demand weakness, while at the same time not seeing a... Read More.