ERS forecasts 2018 net cash income at $91.9 billion, a 5.2 percent reduction from their current forecast for 2017 of $96.9 billion, and ERS forecasts 2018 net farm income at $59.5 billion, a 6.7 percent reduction from their current forecast for 2017 of $63.8 billion.
Watch this weeks Farm News Five: Spring planting checklist, TB cattle found in Kalamazoo County, and a Michigan Agricultural Commodities market report featuring Chris Betz.
Gov. Rick Snyder announces resignation of MDARD Director Jamie Clover Adams, appointment of Gordon Wenk as replacement
Forage meetings throughout Michigan during March 2018 will highlight profitability opportunities with alfalfa and corn silages for farmers.
Common-sense legislation has been introduced in Congress to fix farm reporting requirements of air emissions from animal waste, but your voice is needed to make it a reality.
The money is left over from a previous state government budget cycle and is already available, meaning no budget cuts or additional fees or taxes are required for the investment.
An MSU workshop is specially designed for people who work with agricultural producers and farm families who want to know more about managing farm-related stress.
“This is just another example of what Farm Bureau and its employees do to help the community.”
I believe this country is ready to go forward with the legalization of industrial hemp and move beyond nearly five decades of industrial hemp’s unfortunate misalignment with its more infamous cannabis cousin.
How do I know if it’s safe to spread manure this winter?
At last month’s Voice of Agriculture Conference, Benson stepped down from the state-level Promotion and Education committee after maxing out her three two-year terms—six years total serving on one of the organization’s most influential bodies.
In today’s challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to monitor the operational efficiency of your operation.
It is generally well accepted that a building permit is not required for buildings used for agricultural purposes if the building does not include retail trade.
Farming is a capital-intensive business, with land, equipment and facilities that can run into millions of dollars.
As more employers plan to use the H-2A program, completing the following items this year will make an easier transition to H-2A employment.
The dairy industry is facing a challenging time, a cyclical downturn that’s lasted longer than in previous cycles, and is expected to continue for at least the near-term.