The Michigan Legislature on Thursday voted to allocate $15 million to a low-interest loan program to help farmers who face financial losses because wet weather is making it hard to plant crops.
Crews with heavy equipment set to work earlier this month tearing down a historic barn and farmhouse in Robinson Township.
WEST OLIVE — A recent survey has confirmed local landowners’ desire to preserve Ottawa County’s farmland.
The polar vortex that enveloped much of the Midwest early this year nearly wiped out the peach crop in southwestern Michigan, according to experts.
Located under the green canopy at the intersection of Harbor Drive and First Street, the market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A local community garden movement is growing more than plants in recent years.
Ottawa County and the Ottawa County Farm Bureau are sending out a survey to landowners with at least 5 acres or more, asking for input on preserving land for agriculture.
Four potential sources are on the table as the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality begins to search for the source of PFAS contamination in Robinson Township.
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food stamp program.
After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations.
The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel.
'I love to promote Michigan produce'
Ottawa County’s Farmland Preservation Program is hosting its second annual Farms are the Tapas fundraising event from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Terra Square in Hudsonville.
According to the local Chamber of Commerce, the industry is extremely important to Ottawa County’s economy.
The 12th annual Road Rally planned for Saturday, July 21.