Congressional inaction on 2015 Section 179 Expense Deduction and Bonus Depreciation may have a lot farmers scrambling to appropriately manage their year-end tax planning.
As harvest season comes to a close, it’s time to start preparing for the cold and properly winterizing your equipment.
Visit Michigan Farm Bureau’s new legislative action center—no log in required—to contact your legislators, urging them to act on issues important to agriculture.
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Learn the best ways to plug in to Michigan Farm Bureau’s annual meeting and satisfy your tech-communication cravings.
The Committee to Ban Fracking has at this time fell short of garnering the signatures needed to place a proposal to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing before Michigan voters.
The Farmer Veteran Coalition of America, which helps veterans transition from military life to farming life, has formed a Michigan state chapter as part of a nationwide expansion of its organization. It is one of four state chapters officially launched last week.
Despite a down-turn in prices, Michigan’s dairy producers are still on a growth curve, with the latest USDA figures showing the state’s dairy herd growing by 13,000 head over the last 12 months.
AFBF President Bob Stallman recently commented on the organization’s support of the FDA’s rejection of two mandatory GMO labeling petitions.
Michigan cropland rental rates from 2012 to 2013 increased an average of 10 percent to $154 per acre for tiled cropland, according to Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics.
The American Farm Bureau Federation's 30th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year's feast for 10 is $50.11, a 70-cent increase from last year's average of $49.41.
Thousands of lawsuits filed against Syngenta in federal district court by farmers, exporters, and grain elevators will continue forward following a recent ruling denying Syngenta's motion to dismiss.
The warm weather has Michigan sugar beet harvest on hold again.
Some pretty well known anti-GMO protesters took to the streets of our nation’s capital to protest, among other things, biotechnology.
Contrary to Woody Guthrie's catchy tune, there are many good reasons to keep your property "private" and free from uninvited guests: the potential for property damage, theft, and liability for injuries to name a few.
Cover crops, admittedly, face some battles. For generations we’ve equated clean fields to good farming. I’m not the only farm kid who experienced a weekly Sunday drive after church to “check the crops,” which really meant: “snooping on the neighbors’ fields.”