Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) hosted the 2018 Candidate Interview Forum Aug. 15 in Lansing, giving the state’s gubernatorial and U.S. Senate contenders a platform in front of more than 120 farmers and agribusiness leaders.
Marsha Gray, former Executive Director of the Michigan Christmas Tree Association, has been named as the interim Executive Director of the Christmas Tree Promotion Board (CTPB).
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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.
The competition provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations in agriculture.
“The Mexican election was historic and also injects new elements into the already complicated U.S.-Mexico trading relationship and global grain markets.”
It was less than a year ago that Nixon’s right to conduct weddings in his family farm’s 98-year old barn was confirmed in court. And since that time, nothing the township has done has been targeted toward Nixon, according to Webster Township Planning Commission Chair Andrea Zamansky.
Ranchers by the hundreds are set to gather Sept. 5-6 at the Big Horn Resort near Billings, MT, for the Cattle Producer’s Forum. The traditional protein producers will be focused on combatting “the rising trend” of plant-based and lab-grown protein alternatives.
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.
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.