Michigan Farm News
  • Farm News Five: Unveiling of the Agent Charitable Fund

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    Farm Bureau Insurance agent unveil the new Agent Charitable fund, MAC Outlook Conference, TB positive cattle in Ottawa County, and a Michigan Agricultural Commodities market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: another Crop Summit in the books

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    Another Great Lakes Crop Summit is in the books, improved broadband services in Michigan, new feed plant coming to Michigan and a Michigan Agricultural Commodities market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: Sonny Perdue visits Michigan

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    Sonny Perdue visits Michigan, Steps to prevent CWD, solar energy projects for farmers and a Michigan Agricultural Commodities market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: State of the State

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    by Farm News Media

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    State of the State address, Lansing Legislative Seminar, Voice of Ag and a Michigan Agricultural Commodities market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: AFBF Policy

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    by Farm News Media

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five to learn more how Michigan farmers implemented policy during the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention, a market report from MAC's Chris Betz and 2018 SMart Meetings.

    Farm News Five: 2018 AFBF Annual Convention highlights

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    The American Farm Bureau Federation holds its annual meeting in Nashville, Michigan’s Matt Jakubik makes the final four in the Young Farmer Discussion Meet and President Donald Trump addresses farmers and Ranchers from across the country.

    Farm News Five: MFB Puerto Rico relief fund

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    Great Lakes Ag Labor services holds seminars for farmers, Farm Bureau sets up Puerto Rico agriculture relief fund and a Michigan Agricultural Commodities market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: Year end soybean report

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    Corn harvest is nearly finished, year end soybean report is in and farmers dress up their barn for the season.

    Farm News Five: Great Lakes Expo

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    Farm News Media visits the Great Lakes Expo in Grand Rapids and a Michigan Agricultural Commodities market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: MFB Policy 2018

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    Michigan Farm Bureau Policy for 2018, Farm Bill Preview, the Genesee County FB Modern Ag on the Move Trailer and a Michigan Agricultural Commodities market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: MFB State Annual

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to learn about the 2017 MFB State Annual and a Michigan Agricultural Commodities market report featuring Chris Betz.

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  • Columns

    Measuring operational efficiencies

    Dollars and Sense

    GreenStone FCS | November 9, 2017 

    In today’s challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to monitor the operational efficiency of your operation.
     

    Apply for building permits at your own risk

    Law of the Land

    Varnum LLP | September 19, 2017 

    Matt ZimmermanIt is generally well accepted that a building permit is not required for buildings used for agricultural purposes if the building does not include retail trade.
     

    Understanding operating loans

    Dollars and Sense

    GreenStone FCS | September 7, 2017 

    Martin KarperskiFarming is a capital-intensive business, with land, equipment and facilities that can run into millions of dollars.
     

    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.