Stories tagged: "agriculture"


Christine Roperti, 77, helps out along the line at Roperti's Turkey Farm, which expects to sell 4,400 turkeys for this Thanksgiving.
This 74-Year-Old Family Turkey Farm Has Locals Flocking to Southeast Michigan

Step back into the good old days here at Roperti’s, a turkey farm where the family eats crab legs for Thanksgiving.

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What’s on Tap? New Businesses Are Brewing Because of  Michigan’s Changing Liquor Laws 

New state laws mean you can now swim up to get a drink, and soon you could pour your own beer.

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Keep Your Pruning Shears Away From Oak Trees This Spring, Warns Michigan’s Natural Resources Dept.

“Once oak wilt gets started, it is expensive to successfully manage and will kill all nearby red oaks over time, if untreated,” said James Wieferich, forest health specialist in the DNR’s Forest Resources Division. 

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585,000 Michigan Children Have Better Access to Fresh Food Thanks to a State-Funded Grant Program

"One of my proudest accomplishments during my legislative tenure is the growth of 10 Cents a Meal, especially here in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula,” said state Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City).

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‘Made in Michigan’: A Record Year for Food and Forest Exports Is Good News Amid Disruptions

The value of exports for Michigan agricultural, food, and forest products was way up in 2021, despite challenges.

Sugar Water or Syrup: Michigan Farmers Want You to Know About ‘Liquid Gold’ in Our Trees

Michigan is one of the best states in the country for maple syrup. So why don’t more people know about this hidden gem?

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16 Michigan Fruit Festivals to Check Out in 2022

The national cherry and blueberry fests may be the top contenders, but there’s more to see. Here’s a calendar of Michigan’s best fruit-related festivals for 2022.