The Land

The Land: Nickelson’s Needlefast Evergreens

November 24, 2020

The Land: Nickelson’s Needlefast Evergreens The Land is series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc.. AMBER TOWNSHIP — Nickelson’s Needlefast Evergreens, also known as Nickelson’s Christmas Trees, farms over 400 acres of trees in Mason County. Owner Ben Nickelson gives a tour of the farm and talks about the Christmas tree industry. …

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

Help Fund Local News

Please consider helping us keep local news active by sending a PayPal payment.

Legally Speaking: Consent to search

Subscribe to MCP via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this site and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 21,267 other subscribers