Characterization of the hormone, dihydroprogesterone, or DHP, may lead the way to better hormone therapies for preventing pre-term labor in pregnant women.
Occupying more than 9,500 square feet in the new AgroLiquid World Headquarters in St. Johns, the IQhub is an interactive center for agricultural history, exploration and innovation.
The program is expected to accumulate a couple million dollars annually to fund national Christmas tree research and promotion programs.
After a devastating fire, Olivet FFA is raising money to rebuild a barn destroyed in the blaze.
The accurate agriculture book "The Beeman" was recently distributed by Michigan Farm Bureau's Promotion & Education Department to Michigan legislators serving on both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees. Lawmakers such as State Rep Rick Outman went into the schools and read the book to school children.
“Michigan’s farmers have a powerful ally in the governor’s office,” said Matt Kapp, MFB’s government relations specialist. “He balances budgets and balances the simultaneous need for private-sector prosperity and sound, common-sense regulation.
No employer is required to offer insurance if he's willing to pay the government penalty. It's up to the farm to decide if it would rather pay the $2,000 per-head penalty or offer coverage.
Continued growth in Michigan dairy production pushes it up to become the seventh leading dairy state, bringing great economic impact to Michigan.
The annual event, sponsored as always by Michigan Farm Bureau, is set for June 16-18 at MSU. Cost is $230 per student, although the cost can be lessened considerably with a sponsor or scholarship from county Farm Bureau offices.
"We're looking at two generations with zero knowledge of farming, Jim Reids says, "so we as farmers have to step it up. We've always been environmentalists, now we have to show it. The MAEAP sign helps."
Planting date research has shown that the optimum corn planting period for much of Michigan is the beginning to middle of May. There are no agronomic or economic advantages to planting corn before April 20.
The 2014 farm bill provides several noteworthy developments and changes for crop insurance that will take effect beginning in the 2015 crop year.
While there are still many unknowns, the March 1 Quarterly Hog and Pigs Report released March 28 showed how nasty the PEDv is, and many suggest that it probably underestimated losses.
This year looks to be one that dairy farmers canimprove their balance sheets and reinvest in their businesses with capitalreplacement and/or growth.
While a continuation of colder-than-normal temperatures and normal to below-normal precipitation totals is likely through early April, these changes suggest some moderation of temperatures by mid-April.
One of the big reasons the survey is taken is that it gives the market a chance to react to producers' plans, which gives producers a chance to change their planting decisions if necessary. Producers have been very nimble in changing actual plantings given new information.