Cropland cash rents in the Lake States also remained unchanged from last year at $153 per acre.
Rob Schafer, with Mid-Michigan Agronomy, reported that affected potatoes were located at the edge of the field with lesions occurring in the upper parts of the canopy.
Farm production expenditures in the United States were $359.8 billion for 2017, up from $346.9 billion in 2016.
Ever wonder where the soybean goes? Now you can see firsthand! All Michigan soybean farmers and others in the industry who are interested in a one-day tour are welcome to join us for the first ever MI Soy See for Yourself Tour, sponsored by the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee.
Monarch butterflies travel around 3,000 miles each year on their annual migration. This summer, a team from Syngenta took a trip of their own in honor of National Pollinator Week, and though there are important pollinator habitat projects going on across the country, the road trip followed the Monarch Highway.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reminding producers that the deadline to sign up for enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. A one-year extension is available to current holders of expiring CRP contracts.
Michigan State University Extension will host four crop field day events in Northeast Michigan this August-September.
The lender is there to consider a financial investment in the farm and can offer recommendations to fine-tune the plan so that it is successful.
Varroa mites were the primary stressor for operations with five or more colonies during the past four quarters.
Turning off the irrigation water too soon could lower yields or reduce test weight. Irrigating beyond the crop’s need wastes resources: time, energy and money.
Your farm's financial health, part two
Recent market upticks, along with new proposed dairy processing in Michigan, are signaling a new light of hope for dairy farmers as they battle through one of the longest downturns in dairy marketing in recent history.
It’s still too dry for most of your Field Focus reporters as we reach mid-August. But they remain optimistic and are looking forward to fall harvest right around the corner.
Welcome to the 2018 Field Focus feature. This year, six of our seven reporters are members of ProFile, a leadership development program of Michigan Farm Bureau. In each print edition of Michigan Farm News through the growing season, these young farmers will tell you about conditions on their farms and their regions.