Great Lakes winter warmth ahead?

If Michigan’s mitt could cross its fingers, it might do so to help El Nino provide the Great Lakes region with a milder winter. Road agencies faced with depleted salt budgets could use the break.

Chestnut farmers cope with lower yields

Michigan’s chestnut growers are facing the same problems other fruit growers confront this year.

The early surge of temperatures in March and the inevitable cold weather in April and May curtailed nut production, just as it did for apples and cherries.