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.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years.
With a dry forecast for the next few days, fruit crops may be at serious risk without proper irrigation.
The Ottawa County Farmland Preservation Program is planning to host its second annual Farms are the Tapas fundraiser to support farmland preservation throughout the county.
The National Park Service formally committed to rebuilding the island's gray wolf population after three years of study and debate, acknowledging the move was contrary to the usual hands-off approach toward designated wilderness areas.
While farmers are expecting delays of a week or two on their crops in the upcoming season, all are optimistic about their yields after experiencing very few frosty mornings this spring.
Grand Armory and Odd Side Ales both use local hops in some of their selections.
ALLENDALE — Tuesday was a national day of celebration for farmers.
The bill, which Peters will introduce with Sen. David Perdue, R-Georgia, would ensure the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency loan program can fulfill its commitments to already-approved loan applications.
Sen. Gary Peters toured Dream Winds Dairy farm on Friday, where he announced new, bipartisan legislation to preserve loans used by small farmers to start and grow their operations. The bill would ensure the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm
Tens of thousands of soybean and cotton farmers across the country are taking free but mandatory training in how to properly use a weed killer blamed for drifting and damaging crops in neighboring fields.
Despite national reports of potential Christmas tree shortages, tree farms in West Michigan have so far experienced a successful season.
With the recent drop in temperatures, the impending threat of some light frost in the air, and whispers of potential snow, local farmers are beginning to switch gears to prepare for the cold months.
Industry members say that frost event is to blame for the reduced crop size.