Farm News Five is here.
In this week’s Farm News Five host Janelle Brose takes you to the announcement of the new cheese processing plant in Michigan.
Host Janelle Brose previews the 2018 Agro Expo with Albert Bancroft of Agro Liquid. Mel Koening of Tannenbaum Farms talks about the Michigan and Mid-Michigan Christmas Tree Association annual meeting. President Trump may increase agricultural tariffs and farmers in northeastern lower Michigan are encourage to watch out for the western bean cutworm moth.
Farm News Five looks at tariff relief.
This week we have the ground-breaking for the Gordie Howe International Bridge and the Michigan Livestock Expo Sale-abration auction. John Moolenaar, 4th District Congressman discusses immigration,
border security, trade and the farm bill at the second annual Dinner on the Farm. Mark Seamon from the Michigan Soybean Association provides an update on soybeans across Michigan and Chris Betz is back with the Market Report.
Host Janelle Brose looks at the future of the dairy industry in Michigan with interviews with Ken Nobis President of the Michigan Milk Producers Association, Chuck Courtade from Dairy Farmers of America and dairy farmers Tom Cook of Pewamo and Dan Minnis of Dansville..
Host Janelle Brose looks at the state of the dairy industry in Michigan with interviews with Ken Nobis President of the Michigan Milk Producers Association, Chuck Courtade from Dairy Farmers of America and dairy farmers Tom Cook of Powamo and Dan Minnis of Dansville.
Host Janelle Brose reports on the 2018 Joint National Commodity Conference in Grand Rapids, featuring comments on the current trade situation from U.S. Department of Agriculture Under-Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney and American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall. Also a new mobile app Sporecaster goes live, Spotted Wing Drosophila catches are on the rise in Southwest Michigan and Michigan Ag Commodities Chris Betz is in with the Market Report.
Host Janelle Brose reports on the signing by Governor Snyder of water legislation improving the state's large quantity water withdrawal program. Wheat growing information from MSU's Kurt Steinke at the Michigan Wheat Program Field Day and Chris Betz from Michigan Ag Commodities provides the Market Report.
Host Janelle Brose reports on the Michigan Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development and Environmental Quality teaming up with Michigan State University to investigate the effectiveness of controlled drainage at three Lenawee County farms
Recent market upticks, along with new proposed dairy processing in Michigan, are signaling a new light of hope for dairy farmers as they battle through one of the longest downturns in dairy marketing in recent history.
It’s still too dry for most of your Field Focus reporters as we reach mid-August. But they remain optimistic and are looking forward to fall harvest right around the corner.
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.