California-based, Pivot Bio has announced completion of an additional $70 million in funding to bankroll the company’s 2019 commercial launch of Pivot Bio PROVENTM, the first and only nitrogen-producing microbes for U.S. corn farmers.
National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has announced four representatives from the Michigan Corn Growers Association (MCGA) were selected to serve as members of the organization’s action teams and committees for the next fiscal year.
October 12 is National Farmer’s Day
Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan has announced Adam Gulvas as their new Crop Insurance Specialist for the Saginaw Valley. Adam will begin his new responsibilities on October 15, 2018.
The claims filing deadline to participate in the Syngenta settlement over class action and individual lawsuits related to the sale and marketing of its Agrisure Viptera and Duracade corn seeds is this week Friday at 11:59 pm CST. All claim forms must be submitted online or postmarked by the Claims Filing Deadline.
Michigan Farm Bureau is highlighting the eight Michigan FFA Chapters which received the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture’s #SpeakAgMichigan award in 2018. This award is given to chapters engaged in agricultural education and outreach activities in their communities. Winning chapters set clear goals and worked with partnering organizations and teachers to deliver dynamic learning experiences for youth and adults.
Proper grain storage is key to protecting the quality and profitability of stored grain. Gary Woodruff, a GSI district manager and grain conditioning expert, offers six recommendations to help farmers avoid income loss due to out-of-condition grain.
Iowa-based land brokerage firm Peoples Company, offering management, investment and appraisal services in 20 states, is partnering with Stine Seed, the largest independent corn and soybean seed company, and one of the most-recognized corn and soybean seed brands, to offer land owners a “paid-in-full, managed cover crops program.”
The Farm News Media team was in Montpelier, OH at the Bridgewater Dairy Group on September 20, 2018 for corn silage harvest. This year's corn silage harvest was in full swing as the crew from Seven Farms Custom Ag Services worked to take off the corn crop.
Farmers in Tuscola County are on the leading edge of conservation-focused farming practices. From new ways to apply chemicals, to enhanced methods of soil testing to effective use of buffer strips, protecting the ground and resources in their backyard is top of mind.
MSU AgBioResearch, Extension, past/present/future agriculture industry leadership gathered recently at the Lansing Center to celebrate Project Greeen’s 20th anniversary. The impact this program has had on plant-based agriculture is immense and wouldn’t have been possible without the collaborative efforts involving MSU, Michigan Farm Bureau and numerous state and local units of government including the Department of Agriculture.
Your Field Focus reporters are busier than ever with harvest in full swing. Looks like they’re all optimistic about 2018 and into the future. Be sure to thank them for their reports this year and for their contributions to agriculture and society as a whole.
A strengthening upper-air ridge across the Midwest brought warm, dry weather to most of Michigan during the middle of September, allowing maturing crops and soils to dry/drain following a period of much- above normal rainfall during late August and September.
By overlooking the social relationships embedded throughout the agricultural value chain, businesses and researchers alike risk missing magical moments from the farm to the fork. We have all experienced it at the fork-level: think about how much tastier an apple is if you pluck it in an orchard with your family as opposed to when you buy one from the local grocery store.
David Ricardo came from a London stockbroking family, made most of his considerable fortune from speculation during the financially turbulent Napoleonic war-era, cashed in and retired to an English country estate.
Jeff Andresen | September 15, 2018
A broad upper-air ridge across the Upper Midwest led to a very active weather pattern across Michigan and the Great Lakes region during the last week of August and first week of September, with significant rainfall across most areas of the state.