Compounding the difficulty in damage assessment were wide temperature swings throughout western Michigan.
Addressing an audience of 3,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs
attending the inaugural Alibaba Gateway ’17 trade
conference at Detroit’s Cobo Hall, company founder and Executive Chairman, Jack
Ma, small in stature, stood as a giant in the global economy.
If you haven’t been monitoring mummy berry mummies under your blueberry bushes, now is the time to do so.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about challenges farmers will face when they try to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Cider Week GR coincides with the world’s largest cider judging competition, the 12th annual Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition
Food and agriculture industry stakeholders—including Michigan Farm Bureau—recently collaborated to advocate for funding to modernize the state’s sole fruit and vegetable laboratory, and to build three mobile learning labs focused on value-added food processing.
101 producers voted yes (75 percent) representing 134,134,560.59 pounds of cherries (88 percent of the production volume represented) and 34 producers voted no (25 percent) representing 18,888,510.95 pounds (12 percent).
Updates are planned for fruit growers about pest and disease control strategies for the 2017 growing season.
Warm weather has fruit crops growing. Now is the time for dormant sprays to control early diseases in stone fruit (peaches, plums and cherries), blueberries and raspberries.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued draft ecological risk assessments for 27 pesticides that is raising alarm among farmers nationwide. Tell EPA to revise their assessment and allow for continued responsible use of these critical crop protection tools by visiting our Legislative Action Center.
“The Michigan Blueberry Advisory Committee and MDARD, along with other supporters met regularly for the last two years, putting forth an undeniable amount of effort, for the betterment of the industry,” said Kevin Robson of MFB
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.
Farming is a challenging undertaking, with long days that start early and are filled with physical demands from running the tractor to calving cows to fixing equipment to repairing fence posts.
I am frequently asked "what is a gun trust and when should I create one?" The short answer is that gun trusts are created primarily to acquire, possess and use firearms regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934 (the NFA).
For many farmers, it seems hardly a year goes by without some form of capital investment, whether in equipment, facilities, livestock or land.
The EPA and Army Corps had been without a valid WOTUS definition for some time.