Increased pressure on workers has put the squeeze on farmers. For asparagus in particular, this year’s emergence — early compared to last year — has meant another season in which losses could bring some asparagus growers to the end of their endeavors.
Residents in Ingham, Clinton and Shiawassee counties are being encouraged to keep an eye out for strangely behaving deer in the wake of the recent discovery of a free-roaming whitetail that tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD).
Processing plants around the Midwest are operating at full capacity and are doing their best to deal with the oversupply of milk.
In 2014 approximately $15,000 was deposited in the Michigan Education Saving Plans for youth exhibitors that compete in judging and showmanship events at the Michigan Livestock Expo on the Michigan State University campus.
Since 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received reports of six outbreaks attributable to needle or blade tenderized beef products prepared in restaurants and consumers’ homes.
developing these operational concepts supports the FAA’s overall strategy to
expand UAS access, which currently includes rulemaking, reviewing operational
data from the six national UAS test sites, expanding commercial operations via
the Section 333 exemption process, and issuing operational authorizations for
The World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel has ruled that U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) regulations for meats are not in compliance with previous WTO decisions.
Nearly 60,000 high-skilled agriculture job openings are expected annually in the U.S., yet only 35,000 graduates are available to fill them.
It’s very important that farmers who don’t yet have an AD-1026 USDA Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form for their fields complete the form by June 1 if they participate in any USDA programs, including crop insurance premium support.
MSUE is hosting a wheat field day in Mt. Pleasant.
The proposal estimates the organic check-off, referred to as GRO Organic (Generic Research and Promotion Order for Organic), could raise over $30 million a year to advance the organic sector.
But there are people that want to take away a number of those important tools.We’ve seen it time and time again. Organizations of activists have conducted targeted campaigns against large food companies to stamp out the technologies they deem unnecessary.
Soybean futures are in the same sideways pattern they've been in for the past two months. They have not broken the low set at the end of September. As of early May, weather forecasts look reasonable for soybeans.
I’m a farm boy. I support agricultural advancement. Furthermore, I’m all for letting people eat whatever they want. We do have an obesity epidemic in this country.
During mid-April, mid-range forecast guidance suggested the return of upper-air troughing and northwesterly flow across the Great Lakes and Northeast regions with below-average mean temperatures and below- normal precipitation totals.
Welcome to our 2015 Field Focus. In this newest edition, get an insider's view on what's happening in grapes, pickles, bee farming and more from Farm Bureau field reporters across the state.