Michigan Farm News
  • Farm News Five: Great Lakes International draws thousands

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to learn about the Michigan Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show and Pull, the Dave Scheikhardt Memorial, and a Michigan Agricultural Commodities market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: LeRoy Township proposed GAAMP zoning ordinance

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to learn about LeRoy Township proposed GAAMP zoning ordinance, power take-off safety, sales tax loop hole, and a Michigan Agricultural Commodities market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: Tax reform proposal

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    by Farm News Media

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to hear about tax reform proposal, Nixon Farms ruling, dairy promotional dollars, another case of CWD and a MAC market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: Syngenta lawsuit settlement

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    by Farm News Media

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to hear about the Ag Summit, soybean harvest equipment field day and the Syngenta lawsuit settlement.

    Farm News Five: USDA getting sued

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    by Farm News Media

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to hear about USDA getting sued, wine grape harvest, soybean harvest equipment day, and a Michigan Agricultural Commodities market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: Apple harvest and Loads of Hope

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to hear about the Apple harvest, Loads of Hope, Michigan grain assessment, and a MAC market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: Hurricane Harvey and fuel prices

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to hear about AGCO's purchase of Precision Planting, the effects for Hurricane Harvey, Michigan Farmers Hall of Fame and a MAC market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: Pioneer 40th Anniversary

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to hear about Hurricane Harvey, Pioneer's 40th anniversary at the Constantine plant, Boersen Farms lawsuit, WOTUS, and a MAC market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: Michigan dairy production grows

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    by Farm News Media

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to hear about the growth of Michigan dairy production, pickle harvest and a MAC market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: AgroExpo Edition

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    by Farm News Media

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode where Janelle Brose is on scene at the 2017 AgroExpo, and a weather outlook featuring Mark Sterling from MAC.

    Farm News Five: Sanilac Miracle of Life and Ag Community Relief

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to learn about the Miracle of Life building, Michigan based Ag Community Relief's return to Kansas and Oklahoma, and a MAC market report featuring Chris Betz.

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  • Columns

    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.

    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.