The referendum, conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) begins Monday, March 19, 2018, and runs through Friday, March 30, 2018.
Michigan is the nation’s top producer of tart cherries, but increasing imports from foreign countries worry the state’s growers.
This year’s delayed spring, while frustrating summer tourists, is the best thing that could happen to produce a bumper fruit crop. Asparagus, however, could be more challenging.
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Growers will call labs for water testing, and will use new FSMA vocabulary that lab techs and support staff may not have heard before.
The Food Safety Modernization Act requires enumerative E. coli testing of water used on produce farms. Growers will look for local l
“It was eye-opening to a lot of the growers,” Herrygers said. “It gave them an opportunity to talk with DOL before they were on their farms to do an audit. They could ask tough questions under less stressful, less pressured circumstances—you’re not under a microscope because it’s not DOL on your farm doing an audit.”
Research conducted in 2017 provides new information on the use of esfenvalerate to manage oriental fruit moth.
Projects are selected based on their impact to the overall agriculture industry and their impact to food and agriculture growth and investment in Michigan.
The free Feb. 23, 2018, webinar will include an update on spotted wing Drosophila research in Michigan.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has emphasized the first year will focus less on regulation and compliance, and more on education and readiness.
New for the 2018 seminar is a "mock audit," where we walk through the specific details and strategies of a U.S. Department of Labor audit.
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.
Are you wondering what the break-even cost is on your cattle operation? Are you unsure what market price you need on your crops to cover inputs? Questioning if you should buy that piece of equipment this year or next year to minimize income taxes?
Financial benchmarks provide farmers key insights into how their operation is performing financially and help identify areas for improvement.
In today’s challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to monitor the operational efficiency of your operation.
Farming is a capital-intensive business, with land, equipment and facilities that can run into millions of dollars.