State Veterinarian James Averill, DVM, has announced the selection of Nancy Barr, DVM, and James Kober, DVM, for the two Assistant State Veterinarian positions within the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Animal Industry Division.
Michigan Farm News is pleased to announce it has teamed up with Wild Bill Lewis of WIN 98.5 Radio in Battle Creek to share his Farm-to- Family podcasts every Friday.
Ford Motor Company, the global automotive company based in Dearborn, Michigan, has renewed the lease of a Ford truck to the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture to transport the Food, Agriculture and Resources in Motion (FARM) Science Lab to students around the state.
For 2018 income, real net farm income is forecast at $59.5 billion, which is 44 percent of the 2013 peak.
Gov. Rick Snyder announced the reappointments of Jon Haindl of Cooks, Leonard Brown of Sandusky and Dale Oeschger of Bay Port to the Michigan Beef Industry Commission.
To date, 60 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported in five states, including 32 cases in Michigan.
Sugar beet producer are being advised to scout for overwintered sugar beets, which may serve as sources of early Cercospora inoculum for this year’s crop, following the detection of Cercospora leaf spots June 1, 2018, on new leaves of overwintered sugar beets located in a Michigan State University campus research field in East Lansing.
The highly-anticipated FARM Science Lab, or Food, Agriculture, & Resources in Motion Science Lab supported through the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture, has officially been on the road for an entire school year. This 40-foot mobile classroom, designed for kindergarten through fifth grade education, was a concept initiated by Michigan Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee in 2014 and became a reality in September 2017.
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gordon Wenk announced June 1 the selection of Tim Slawinski as the director of the department’s Food and Dairy Division (FDD), effective Monday, June 4.
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is wrapping up data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture.
To stay on track for data release in February 2019, the deadline for submitting the paper questionnaire is June 15, 2018.
The goal is to encourage more monarch butterflies, pheasants, ducks and grassland birds to frequent southern Michigan.
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.