William Koucky: Oil Entrepreneur

Grand Traverse Culinary Oils just fulfilled its largest order to date. Grocery chain Kroger is now carrying the oils in 30 of its Michigan stores. Considering the first bottles of homegrown canola and sunflower oils were just available last November, the jump to a major supermarket...

Here Come the Pests!

LOCAL MOSQUITOS SOMETHING   Because of potential impact on agriculture, tourism and other aspects of the economy, controlling the wide variety of pests is vital to the Grand Traverse region. Whether it’s crawling critters, skunks, moles or voles, pesky pests can definitely impact quality of life for locals and visitors...

Update From Lansing: Recent Changes in Food and Alcohol Regulation

By Kate Redman “BACKYARD” LIVESTOCK FARMS Recently, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture made controversial changes to the protections afforded to livestock facilities in residential areas under the Right-to-Farm Act (RTFA). Opponents call fowl and claim the changes will have severe consequences for urban agriculture; proponents argue the...