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: Hop yard tour

August 18, 2020

The Land: Hop yard tour The Land is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc., telling the story of local agriculture.  Video by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief AMBER TOWNSHIP — Mason County is home to several dozen acres of hop yards, growing one of the key ingredients to beer. The hop is a perennial bine (not vine). In the spring the bines…

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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: 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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