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  • Scientists fight back on anti-GMO efforts

    Category: Technology

    by Seed World

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    The Laureates asked how many poor people in the world must die before we consider this a “crime against humanity,” stating that opponents to the technology have misrepresented their risks, benefits and impacts, and supported the criminal destruction of approved field trials and research projects.

    Special needs kids and 4-H coaches in Thumb learning from each other

    Category: People

    by Brian VanOchten

    Drake Desh

    A parent of a special needs child approached Tiffany Howell, a 34-year-old mother of three kids, and wondered why she, of all people, had formed a peer-to-peer group in Lapeer County that pairs 4-H coaches with mildly to severely disabled children.

    So you want to run for office?

    Category: People

    by Farm News Media

    Capitol Hill

    This new program will help give Farm Bureau members the tools they need to get involved in government, represent agriculture and learn how to make a difference.

    Agriculture is strong role model

    Category: Politics

    by Farm News Media

    Julie Alexander

    “I think people need to understand that farming is a business, and for the most part, I’ve found that people’s perceptions of farming is very positive.”

    Defining the art of excellence

    Category: People

    by Farm News Media

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    The four Michigan Farm Bureau finalists in the Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture Award contest display the art of excellence.

    Bill would protect farmers against citizen lawsuits

    Category: Politics

    by AFBF

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    Environmental activists brought a lawsuit against several dairies in Washington under the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 for what they claimed was the inappropriate storage and handling of animal manure.

    Michigan Bull Evaluation opens nomination period

    Category: Livestock

    by MCA

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    Cattle breeders urged to nominate bulls with high potential by Sept. 1.

    Dow, DuPont stockholders approve merger

    Category: Markets & Weather

    by DuPont

    feeding cows

    The company’s new name will be DowDuPont. The two will become one, then separate into three independent companies.

    Learning the language

    Category: Politics

    by Farm News Media

    Scott Van Singel

    “A farmer knows personally what’s right and wrong, but yet many times we have a bureaucrat who tells him that he knows better than the farmer.”

    USDA reminder: ARC and PLC sign-up deadline is Aug. 1

    Category: Crops

    by USDA

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    To schedule an appointment, contact your local FSA office.

    (Video) Governor Snyder visits Herbruck's Farm

    Category: People

    by Farm News Media

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    Governor Snyder visits Herbruck's Farm

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    Field Focus: July 19

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    Stop the baby talk

    Opinion blog

    Damian Mason | July 8, 2016

    Damian MasonNo, you’re not cooing and you’re not making “goo-goo gah-gah” sounds. You’re doing something much worse. You’re calling young livestock “babies.”

    Vermont shoppers losing these 3,000 products due to GMO labeling law

    Opinion blog

    Farmer's Daughter | July 8, 2016

    Amanda Zaluckyj - The Farmer's Daughter BlogShoppers in Vermont better stock up while they can – they’re about to lose 3,000 products from grocery store shelves due to the mandatory GMO labeling law.

     

    Field Focus: June 27

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