TAP is intended to provide financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural disasters.
Simple adjustments to farm pesticide application programs can result in huge cost savings for fruit and vegetable growers.
The Michigan Agritourism Association (MATA) has released it’s 11th annual edition of its Discover Michigan Farm Fun directory.
“The U.S. tart cherry industry will be better positioned for 2018’s harvest, having this amount of inventory out of storage.”
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) specifies produce growers who have annual gross produce sales of $25,000 or less are not covered under the Produce Safety Rule. Learn some of the small but challenging aspects of that very simple exclusion.
Barbecue grills will be out in full force for the unofficial start of summer in Michigan over the Memorial Day weekend. And a cornucopia of Michigan food products will undoubtedly be served, including hamburgers, deviled eggs and fresh Michigan asparagus.
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.
Ben Phillips, MSUE
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
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.
Farming can be a capital-intense business and with land prices increasing and commodity prices decreasing it may appear impossible for individuals to enter into farming. However, we also know if we are to continue to have access to a safe and affordable food supply, we must have resources available to encourage the next generation of farmers.
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.