The Land

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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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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