Michigan’s state budget increased from $26.3 billion to $33.1 billion during the Snyder administration, an 11 percent increase when adjusted for inflation.
Treasury’s new rules, effective Oct. 1, will require any online retailer that conducts business in Michigan in the amount of $100,000 or more in total sales or 200 or more transactions in the previous calendar year to collect and pay the 6 percent state sales tax.
Sugar producers, like other farmers throughout rural America, have been struggling with low prices and unfair trade practices abroad. The result has been a prolonged economic depression in the countryside, mounting pressure on farmers to obtain necessary capital and growing angst about the future.
FDA oversight will treat any gene edited animal as a living animal drug – and every farm raising them a drug manufacturing facility – undermining U.S. agricultural competitiveness
The European Court of Justice ruled that organisms obtained by gene editing techniques are subject to the same regulations as genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Most products leaving rural America – from corn, cotton and chicken legs to sorghum, sirloins and specialty crops – have been hit hard in recent weeks.
Forcing chickens into production systems that increase bone breakage is inhumane. How will consumers react to finding round worms in their eggs?
The film attempts to answer that question without including perspectives from modern farmers and ranchers or the organizations that represent them.
Here’s what I want us to pause and think about: None of this happens without our grass-roots policy development process. It happens because of your support in countless ways, especially responding to action requests. Without the right individuals serving in elected positions, it doesn’t happen.
Soybean production increased by 120 percent during this period, while land use on a per bushel basis declined 40 percent; water used for irrigation dropped 32 percent; energy use declined by 35 percent and greenhouse gas emissions declined by 38 percent
Feedback from the CHSAS, students and their parents has been enthusiastically positive. The students take home the positive realities that they hear about agriculture.
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.