If you’re confused by the European Union’s (EU) insistence to exclude agriculture in any upcoming trade negotiations with the U.S., allegedly because of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) concerns — don’t be. Just heed the sage advice and follow the money.
A group of farmers and truckers from West Michigan will travel to flood-stricken areas of Nebraska over Easter weekend to deliver much needed relief supplies following devasting damage to land, property and livestock. Farm and Rancher Aid from West Michigan engaged in a similar effort in 2017 to Kansas and Oklahoma following wildfires in the region.
Industry leaders say Michigan’s food supply is safe from emerging contaminants — for the time being.
With farmers comprising less than 2% of the population, agriculture is increasingly likely to get run over and left out if farmers don’t become more active in government.
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Close to a quarter of a billion dozen eggs will be sold during the Easter holiday, many of which will be dyed for baskets, rolls and hunts. Others will be incorporated into breakfast casseroles and breads to be enjoyed during holiday gatherings. With a decline in egg prices this year over last, there will be more than an ample supply to brighten the faces of kids young and old.
Farmers, processors and institutions of higher learning who are interested in Michigan’s newest agricultural crop — industrial hemp — will now have an opportunity to test the waters under the state’s new Industrial Hemp Ag Pilot Program.
A Mason County brewer wants his home-based business rezoned as a microbrewery agribusiness. The Mason County Zoning Board of Appeals apparently disagrees.
A million bushel increase in 2018-19 ending stocks. At 2.035 billion bushels, the current ending stocks projection reflects weakening demand for corn that looks to continue through the second half of the marketing year.
Now’s the time to nominate your most promising young agricultural leaders for the 2020-21 ProFile program, MFB’s elite leadership academy for young farmers.
Back for its fourth consecutive year, #FarmingFridays returns April 26, 2019. The influencers will share their stories on Culver’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat accounts. The full #FarmingFridays lineup is: