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Ontario’s Mucci Farms to Add Romulus Indoor Farming Facility

Mucci Farms, a vertically integrated greenhouse farming company based in Ontario, is adding two new U.S. facilities – one in Romulus and one in Texas. The Romulus location will be 66,300 square feet and service the Midwest and Northeast U.S. “This location will help us pack, repack, and distribute our full lineup to the region […]

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Family farm to auction off land

A local family farm is auctioning off almost 300 acres. After four generations of family farming, Slocum Farms LLC decided to downsize and sell 282 acres of prime farming real estate. “We’ve decided to size down and centralize our operation by selling some property that possesses fabulous opportunity,” said Denise Pagura, owner of Slocum Farms. […]

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Grand Rapids’ The Right Place Supports Peterson Farms Expansion, New Community Transformation Fund

Peterson Farms Inc. in Shelby, Mich., north of Muskegon, has announced a $22 million expansion of its operations that will add 54 jobs. The project has the support of The Right Place Inc., the Oceana County Economic Alliance, the Michigan Economic Development Corp., Michigan Community Capital, and Michigan Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development. The […]

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Why Michigan is the center of the ‘pickleverse’

Michigan harvested nearly 35,000 acres of pickling cucumbers in 2018 — more than any other state The state’s well-drained, sandy soils and temperate climate are conducive to cucumber growing Pickle industry emerged before WWI and now counts Heinz, Hausbeck, Vlasic and Topor’s among its giants   Long before Michigan became the automotive capital of America, […]

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