Michigan Farm News
  • Farm News Five: Michigan Livestock Expo recap

    Category: Farm News Five

    by Farm News Media

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to learn about the Michigan Livestock expo recap, the states agriculture budget, McDonalds egg cracking competition and a MAC market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: MSU Livestock Expo

    Category: Farm News Five

    by Farm News Media

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to learn about the Livestock expo, cover crops, ban on filming slaughter house and a MAC market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: Exports to China

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    by Farm News Media

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to learn about exports to China, low asparagus processing, New Zealand kiwi and a MAC market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: Storm flooding

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    by Farm News Media

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to learn about the flooding in mid-Michigan, the benefit barn bash, hear about export opportunities to China and Kansas corn growers win big in Sygenta lawsuit.

    Farm News Five: Dinner on the Farm

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    by Farm News Media

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five to learn how Dinner on the Farm was served with a side of politics. You will also hear how Michigan Farm Fun could be in the palm of your hand with the state’s guide to agritourism. Plus, get a market update from Michigan Agricultural Commodities.

    Farm News Five: Bovine TB

    Category: Livestock

    by Farm News Media

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to learn from New Zealand farmers, and how back here in Michigan Bovine TB has impacted farmers in zones where the disease has been found. Plus, get a market update from Michigan Agricultural Commodities.

    Farm News Five: Pink Slime Trial

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    by Farm News Media

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to learn, among other things, about the late Dr. David Schweikhardt’s contributions to Michigan agriculture, and how the FARM Science Lab is sharing the story of agriculture across the state. Plus, get a weekly market update from Michigan Agricultural Commodities.

    Farm News Five: NAFTA

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    by Farm News Media

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    On this week’s Farm News 5 you’ll hear about NAFTA, Thin Soybean Stands, and much more.

    Farm News Five: Conservation funds for Michigan Farmers

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    On this week’s Farm News 5 you’ll hear about the Trump Administration’s proposed budget cuts to the USDA and much more.

    Farm News Five: Fight over a fish hatchery

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    by Farm News Media

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    On this week’s Farm News 5 we’ll tell you how the fight over a fish hatchery in Grayling is now spilling into Crawford County court

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  • Columns

    Tips to prepare now for H-2A next year

    Law of the Land

    Varnum LLP | July 6, 2017 

    Kimberly Clark pngAs more employers plan to use the H-2A program, completing the following items this year will make an easier transition to H-2A employment.
     

    Dairy: an unenviable position

    Dollars and Sense

    GreenStone FCS | June 6, 2017 

    Ben SpitzleyThe dairy industry is facing a challenging time, a cyclical downturn that’s lasted longer than in previous cycles, and is expected to continue for at least the near-term.

    Challenges and opportunities for young, beginning and small farmers

    Dollars and Sense

    GreenStone FCS | May 3, 2017 

    Ashley Den DulkFarming is a challenging undertaking, with long days that start early and are filled with physical demands from running the tractor to calving cows to fixing equipment to repairing fence posts.
     

    Create a gun trust

    Law of the Land

    Varnum LLP | May 3, 2017 

    Reisner 2I am frequently asked "what is a gun trust and when should I create one?" The short answer is that gun trusts are created primarily to acquire, possess and use firearms regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934 (the NFA).

    Important considerations for capital investments

    Dollars and Sense

    GreenStone FCS | April 24, 2017 

     Leo PaschFor many farmers, it seems hardly a year goes by without some form of capital investment, whether in equipment, facilities, livestock or land.