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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

After several tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, Jed Welder knew that he needed a change. The 14-year military veteran grew up on a family farm but left at a young age for a stint in the U.S. Marine Corps before later transitioning into the U.S. Army. As his military career came to an end, Welder yearned for the freedom, challenge and accomplishment that comes through farming.

Published in In the News

Ask people to describe the taste of a Honeycrisp apple grown on West Michigan’s Fruit Ridge and you’re likely to get responses talking about the crisp fruit’s sweet-tart rush of juices.

Published in Agribiz

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