The Land

Fruit research station construction progressing. 

September 28, 2020

Fruit research station construction progressing.  The Land is series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc.. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. WEARE TOWNSHIP — Construction is progressing on the West Michigan Research Center, a 6,000 square feet facility located on North Oceana Drive next to the Michigan State University asparagus research field.  The non-profit…

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The Land: Labor shortage hits local cherry industry.

July 15, 2020

The Land: Labor shortage hits local cherry industry. By Allison Scarbrough and Rob Alway, Media Group 31. The Land is a series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc. OCEANA COUNTY — A labor shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting local farmers hard, and cherry farmers right now are feeling the…

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The Land: Rennhack Orchards Market takes extra precautions during COVID-19.

June 5, 2020

The Land: Rennhack Orchards Market takes extra precautions during COVID-19. #TheLand is a series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc. HART — Rennhack Orchards Market, owned by Dave and and Joann Rennhack, is taking extra precautions to keep its customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The popular farm market will have a…

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The Land: ‘Farmers to Families’ program provides healthy food during tough times.

May 27, 2020

The Land: ‘Farmers to Families’ program provides healthy food during tough times. #TheLand is a series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. SHELBY — You could not meet a stronger advocate for keeping struggling families fed than Shelby Public Schools Food Service Director Mary Rose Vanas. And during…

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The Land: COVID-19 could be detrimental to asparagus season.

April 9, 2020

The Land: COVID-19 could be detrimental to asparagus season. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. #TheLand is a series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc. With a market value at an all-time low and a serious worker shortage due to COVID-19, the 2020 asparagus season in Oceana County looks bleak. Asparagus season is a…

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