Stories tagged: "farming"


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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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From Farm to Jack-O-Lantern: The Life of a Michigan Pumpkin

Ever wonder how your favorite pumpkin patch grows its pumpkins? Or how the pumpkin you grabbed at the farmer’s market came to be? Here’s how. 

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Six Generations and Counting: A Story of Michigan’s Dairy Farms

Michigan’s dairy industry is one of the strongest in the country. Fighting through the pandemic, family farms are helping fight hunger. 

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Looking for a Family Activity this Summer? Check Out These 20 Michigan U-Pick Farms.

Michigan is a great state for berries, apples, peaches, and so many other fruits. This summer, head to one of these U-Pick farms and gather some of your own!

Mark Fentress of CWO Farms in Detroit is excited to extend his growing season and his impact on the community.
The Detroit Urban Farmer Who Started Small and Scaled Up

Mark Fentress purchased a small plot of land, and then another. Now he grows and sells organic produce in the heart of Detroit.