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      Register by June 16 to attend the Statewide Policy Development Kickoff, offered at nine locations on June 22 plus online.

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      We’ve re-opened our call for photo entries! Show us what the “Future of Farming” looks like and your photo could appear in our 2016 calendar. A grand prize goes to the person with the winning cover shot!

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  • Policy Kickoff: June 22

    2015 Policy Development Kickoff EventJoin us at the Statewide Policy Development Kickoff for thought-provoking presentations on changing trends in agriculture. 

    Attend one of nine locations across the state.

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  • Current Issues

    Keep up-to-date on current issues affecting Michigan agriculture.

    Table Arrow MAEAP Funding Passed Mich. House (5-21-15) 
    Table Arrow Waters of the U.S. Passed U.S. House (5-12-15)
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    A whitetail deer showing symptoms of chronic wasting disease (CWD). (Photo courtesy Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.)

    Chronic Wasting Disease confirmed in Ingham County deer

    May 26, 2015

    Residents in Ingham, Clinton and Shiawassee counties are being encouraged to keep an eye out for strangely behaving deer in the wake of the recent discovery of a free-roaming whitetail that tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

    Midsummer wheat harvest in Calhoun County.

    Bumper wheat crop possible this year

    May 22, 2015

    “Managing high yields” is among the sunnier-sounding topics on tap for the wheat field day MSU Extension will host on a farm near Mt. Pleasant next week. And given the outlook for Michigan’s 2015 wheat crop, it’s as timely a topic as it is sunny.

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    State House OKs expanded MAEAP funding

    May 22, 2015

    The Michigan House of Representatives this week endorsed a measure aimed at expanding the funding mechanism for the trailblazing environmental protection program developed to help minimize the potential for pollution from farms. House members voted 61-48 to approve HB 4391, which would expand funding for the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program.

    Bryant Chapman with his Grand Champion Market Lamb at the 2014 MLE Sale-abration auction.

    May 31 deadline for youth livestock scholarship

    May 22, 2015

    Michigan’s young livestock enthusiasts have one more week to apply for a 2015 Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship. Since 2000, the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund (MYLSF) has awarded more than $360,000 in scholarships and educational awards to outstanding young people who have exhibited at the premier livestock events in Michigan.

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    Farmers turn soil, unearth issues

    May 15, 2015

    Because their schedules aren’t quite full enough with spring planting under way, Michigan farmers are lurching headlong into their annual cultivation of legislative issues. Across the state, crop, fruit, vegetable and livestock producers are throwing open the farm gates and welcoming state and federal lawmakers, both to school them in modern agricultural practices and to bend their ears on key issues facing the industry.

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