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  • Supreme Court gives farmers relief from EPA

    Category: Politics

    by Paul W. Jackson

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    No longer will landowners risk fines and enforcement action if they question EPA and Corps’ jurisdiction.

    MFB President sits in on high-level discussion in Washington

    Category: People

    by Jeremy C. Nagel

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    Michigan Farm Bureau President Carl Bednarski took time out of his busy planting season this week for a quick trip to Washington, D.C., invited by AFBF President Zippy Duvall to take part in a high-level discussion about the role Land Grant universities play in helping ensure the global food supply.

    EU’s Biotech & Glyphosate hysteria faces June 30 vote deadline

    Category: Politics

    by Veronica Nigh, AFBF

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    Since most biotech crops are genetically engineered to withstand treatment with the chemical, the reauthorization has escalated into a high-profile fight in the war over GMOs in Europe.

    Farm Credit, bankers spar at Senate hearing

    Category: Markets & Weather

    by Farm News Media

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    Michigan farmer Jed Welder said current economic challenges in production agriculture requires a lender who understands the economic perils facing farmers.

    Michigan farmers welcome Why I Farm Roadtrip blogger

    Category: People

    by Jill Corrin

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    Natalina Sents’ one-year, 50-state Why I Farm Roadtrip is in full motion after visiting Michigan – the first state for the millennial blogger to spend a full week visiting farmers for her agvocacy project in partnership with Beck’s Hybrids.

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    How will the continuation of autonomous features in automobiles and tractor trailer rigs impact agricultural transportation needs?

    Foundation grants fund students’ first farm lessons

    Category: People

    by Farm News Media

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    Two Michigan Foundation for Agriculture Teacher Grants awarded last fall have resulted in successful new programs that connect young students with invaluable insights into agriculture and many of the auxiliary sciences that factor into it.

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    Category: People

    by Farm News Media

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    View pictures of the Corn Planting photo contest

    Dry bean growers: seek legal counsel before joining lawsuit

    Category: Crops

    by Farm News Media

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    Michigan Farm Bureau urges dry bean growers to seek independent legal advice prior to joining the class action lawsuit filed against the USDA’s Risk Management Agency.

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    The Michigan Senate unanimously passed legislation this week to bolster the state’s Grain Dealer’s Act and Farm Produce Insurance Act in the event a licensed grain dealer becomes insolvent, or declares bankruptcy.

    Animal rights group forms agriculture advisory council

    Category: Politics

    by Farm News Media

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    Birchmeier warns farmers about getting in bed with an organization that’s dedicated to putting animal agriculture out of business.

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    Dannon's dizzying dance on environmental sustainability

    Opinion blog

    Farmer's Daughter | May 12, 2016

    Amanda Zaluckyj - The Farmer's Daughter BlogBig changes are coming to some of your favorite yogurt products, specifically those produced by Dannon.

     

    Biobased products: the government’s choice?

    Law of the Land

    Varnum LLP | May 6, 2016  

    Brion Doyle pngIn late April, the Michigan House of Representatives approved a bill intended to help support Michigan farmers. 

     

    State mandated labeling laws require in-depth thought

    Law of the Land

    Varnum LLP | March 14, 2016 

    droppers jakeOn July 23, 2015, The U. S. House of Representatives passed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act in an effort to protect consumers and facilitate informed decision making. 


     

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