Agricultural Economy

Feature Story Novice canner Erin Berens is happy with her first attempt at food preservation and is prepared to tackle it again with more quantity and variety for this season.

Pandemic spurs renewed interest in home canning


Feature Story Alita Kelly gardening
Feature Story The Ottawa County Commission recently adopted the Focus on Agriculture plan.
Feature Story A Revolution Farms employee at work.
Feature Story Colby Tucker, 14, from Hopkins in Allegan County, is in his third year of collecting and cooking sap.
Feature Story Greg Dunn's Blackbird Farm in Coopersville received MAEAP verification in 2020. Dunn shows off his new sign in one of their produce fields.
Feature Story The Kruithoff family works on their Ottawa County farm, planting a test plot of different varieties of soybeans for a seed company.

Ottawa County program preserves farmland for future generations


Feature Story Andy Rozendaal (left) and John Puttrich (right) comprise the leadership team and are Eighth Day Farm's two full time employees.
Feature Story Jake Tebos, (left) wholesale grower of potting plants in Allendale, discusses issues unique to his niche in the marketplace with Secretary Perdue (right).

West Michigan farmers share concerns with USDA Secretary


Feature Story Chara Bouma-Prediger is the Holland Farmers Market's new Food Navigator.

Farmers Market adds bilingual Food Navigator to assist shoppers


Feature Story Quinn and Violet Tunison walk through the sunflowers.
Feature Story Michelle Bombe in her garden at her Laketown Township home.

Backyard gardens gain popularity during pandemic