The Land

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: Lack of rain impacting Christmas trees.

July 8, 2020

The Land: Lack of rain impacting Christmas trees. The Land is a series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc. By Kate Krieger-Watkins, Staff Writer. AMBER TWP – With the weather reaching the upper 80s and into the 90s, farmers across Mason County and other parts of Michigan have been dealing with many…

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The Land: Kid Ranch CSA Farm.

May 3, 2020

The Land: Kid Ranch CSA Farm. The Land is a series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. SHERMAN TOWNSHIP — Back off the road, in the woods northwest of Fountain and nearly due south of Free Soil sit the Kid Ranch CSA Farm, owned by Pete and Jill…

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The Land: Quarantine message from Farm Bureau President.

April 26, 2020

The Land: Quarantine message from Farm Bureau President. The Land is a series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc. By Seth Earl, President, Mason County Farm Bureau.  Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams and many more have certainly become mainstays in our vocabulary over the past couple of months. We have watched markets collapse,…

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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 and Mason counties looks bleak. Asparagus season…

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