Items Tagged with 'farms'


Rainfall hasn’t hurt county’s agriculture sector

Farmers and growers find themselves in a better condition this spring than last.

April 26, 2013
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Although the recent torrential rains made life miserable for property owners along the swollen banks of the Grand River, the county’s growers and farmers are in relatively good shape because this spring’s temperatures have been cooler than normal. Read More

Drought of 2012 has farmers thinking irrigation

The Bank of Holland has had several inquiries about financing irrigation systems.

November 24, 2012
As farms get bigger and more capital intensive, and commodity crop prices keep rising, irrigation has become more important to the West Michigan agricultural industry. Read More

Kent commissioners give green light to PDR effort

County ratifies a trio of union contracts and an arbitration award for deputies.

October 27, 2012
A Purchase of Development Rights agreement authorized by Kent County commissioners in February was completed last week when board members accepted the funds to meet the final stage of financing to safeguard acreage from commercial development. Read More