Michigan Farm News
  • Farm News Five: MFB Policy 2018

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    by Farm News Media

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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.

    Farm News Five: Chinese Ministry of Agriculture visits MFB

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    by Farm News Media

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to learn about the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture visiting MFB, milk plant in Greenville, Food and Natural Resources Career Conference recap and a Michigan Agricultural Commodities market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: Great Lakes Ag Services wraps up season

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to learn about Great Lakes Ag Labor Services, tax reform, two bills signed into law and a Michigan Agricultural Commodities market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: Michigan FFA wins National award

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    by Farm News media

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to learn about Michigan FFA winning a National award, TB status, Proposed guest worker legislation and a Michigan Agricultural Commodities market report featuring Chris Betz.

    Farm News Five: Growth for dairy

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    Watch this week's Farm News Five episode to learn about possible dairy growth, 2017 Census of agriculture and a Michigan Agricultural Commodities market report featuring Chris Betz.

    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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    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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    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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    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.

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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.