Farm News Five talks with Michigan Milk Producers Vide President Kris Wardin about the partnership between MMPA and Farm Bureau Insurance to provide Dairy Revenue Protection tools to their members.
On this week's Farm News Five: A co-defendant in the Stamp Farms case is sentenced, Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivers her first State of the State address (and Michigan Farm Bureau reacts), plus Missy Bauer talks Nitrogen Management and National FFA week kicks of Saturday.
On this week's Farm News Five: MDARD’s New Director, Gary McDowell outlines his priorities for 2019, Michigan Farm Bureau celebrates 100 years as an organization at its Council of Presidents Conference and Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order to reorganize the DEQ hits a roadblock.
On this week's Farm News Five: A Polar Vortex didn't stop producers from gathering in Mt. Pleasant for the annual Great Lakes Crop Summit.
We're talking Sugar Cane on this week's Farm News Five.
Farm News Five is here.
Michigan corn grower tops NCGA Yield Contest.
This week's Farm News Five.
Farm News Five goes to the 99th Annual Meeting of the Michigan Farm Bureau.
The November USDA/NASS Crop Production Report showed U.S. 2018 corn production to be 14.6 billion bushels, down 1% from the October estimate. It would still be the second largest crop on record, just below the 2016 record of 2016 of 15.1 billion bushels.
The development of an upper air trough across central and eastern North America during the last week of October led to northwesterly flow across the Great Lakes region and to an extended period of early winter weather through much of the first half of November.
Welcome to the 2018 Field Focus feature. This year, six of our seven reporters are members of ProFile, a leadership development program of Michigan Farm Bureau. In each print edition of Michigan Farm News through the growing season, these young farmers will tell you about conditions on their farms and their regions.
Seasonably cool and drier weather developed across the Great Lakes region during late October, allowing a resumption and/or acceleration of fall harvest and fieldwork activities across Michigan. With a persistent troughing pattern in place during much of the latter half of October, temperatures fell to below normal values, slowing grain dry down and soil evaporation rates.
The jet stream flow across North America changed dramatically during mid-October, with the transition of the highly amplified western troughing/eastern ridging pattern of the past few weeks to a western ridging/ eastern troughing pattern.