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As farmers across the state struggle to turn a profit in an era of depressed commodity prices, one aspect of agribusiness — food processing — continues to grow in West Michigan.

Published in Manufacturing

LANSING — Farmers in Michigan are becoming increasingly dependent on guest workers to fill a void left by migrant laborers who are opting out of coming to the state to harvest crops.

Published in Nonprofits

In 2013, the discovery of a large deposit of high-quality potash in Michigan touched off a wave of public attention.

Published in Manufacturing

major player in Big Agriculture is poised to expand its influence in the industry.

Published in Agribiz

At least two Republican-controlled state House seats in West Michigan are expected to be competitive in the Nov. 8 election as Democrats set lofty goals to retake a majority in the lower chamber.

Published in Economic Development

The airspace above West Michigan could become considerably more crowded now that a new federal ruling makes it easier for companies to use drones.

Published in In the News

As West Michigan’s agriculture sector wraps up a strong year, industry leaders plan to focus on several issues heading into 2016.

Published in Crystal Ball

The proposal for a business incubator in Ottawa County focused on agricultural technology could one day have a physical home, but the county first wants to see results from a virtual operation before it makes that investment.

Published in Agribiz

As the so-called “blueberry capital of the world,” it’s no surprise that lakeshore community of South Haven has its share of agriculture-related businesses.

Published in Manufacturing

The failure by the U.S House of Representatives in late June to pass the historically bipartisan “Farm Bill” has many in Michigan — a state with the second-most diverse crop array in the country and where agriculture accounts for approximately $90 billion in revenue — feeling a sense of unease about the future.

Published in Agribiz
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