Former Congressman Nick Smith’s court victory may finally slow government’s moving regulatory target about which farmers complain so often.
He always identified himself as a farmer. That went ahead of everything he did and accomplished.
“Our team will develop and promote water-, nutrient- and climate-smart technologies,” Basso said. “Our goal will be to integrate crop models with yield maps, satellite, airborne and UAV imagery and to make them more accessible to producers and stakeholders.”
Failure to repair the problems could cost U.S taxpayers more than a billion dollars each year besides potential cost increases for products on that list. It will likely take an act of Congress to change what could end up costing Michigan nearly 1,500 jobs, and 17,000 jobs nationwide.
Michigan Farm Bureau is pleased with Attorney General Bill Schuette’s recent ruling that a county road commission does not have the authority, without agreement of the hauler, to enforce additional permit conditions to transport agricultural commodities while truck weight limitations are in effect.
Farm businesses need a tax code that encourages investment rather than one that punishes their success.
Don't let the opportunity to apply for scholarships from the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund (MYLSF) pass you by! Until May 31, eligible young people can apply for a MYLSF general scholarship (awarded in increments up to $1,500) or a statewide scholarship (awarded in amounts up to $1,000.)
Several consecutive years of volatile spring weather and lower crop prices may bring uncertainty when selecting corn nitrogen recommendations.
AFBF is very concerned that the proposed listing and concurrent interim rule may impose undue harm to farmers, ranchers, and landowners by restricting activities.
Nearly nine-in-ten (88 percent) scientists say it is generally safe to eat GM foods compared with 37 percent of the general public.
MSU Extension will measure soybean yield loss to wildlife by placing exclusion cages in fields expected to have various ranges of deer feeding pressure based on habitat conditions.
Being offended isn't a job, you say? Sure it is, and those who devote their work week to the profession are growing by leaps and bounds.
Faults can be found in a recent determination of glyphosate as a 2A potential carcinogen but to be clear, it's not about about the safety of genetically modified crops.
Three questions that need to be asked are, what will the basis do between now and July, what direction will futures take, and how much risk are you willing to take?
Bitter cold weather continued across the Great Lakes region during the first half of February in response to the continued presence of a deep upper-air trough over eastern North America.
Historically, the agricultural industry has not been the focus of stringent enforcement by environmental agencies. Presumably, regulators did not subject the agricultural community to the same level of scrutiny as industrial facilities because farms and food processing facilities do not typically use industrial chemicals.