The playing field is changing and the assumptions that many farmers have made in the past about spring planting credit lines may be outdated. It is time to act!
Gov. Rick Snyder announces resignation of MDARD Director Jamie Clover Adams, appointment of Gordon Wenk as replacement
An MSU workshop is specially designed for people who work with agricultural producers and farm families who want to know more about managing farm-related stress.
ERS forecasts 2018 net cash income at $91.9 billion, a 5.2 percent reduction from their current forecast for 2017 of $96.9 billion, and ERS forecasts 2018 net farm income at $59.5 billion, a 6.7 percent reduction from their current forecast for 2017 of $63.8 billion.
“This is just another example of what Farm Bureau and its employees do to help the community.”
At last month’s Voice of Agriculture Conference, Benson stepped down from the state-level Promotion and Education committee after maxing out her three two-year terms—six years total serving on one of the organization’s most influential bodies.
The National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards Congress is the oldest farmer recognition program in the United States.
Calhoun County Farm Bureau earned the Excellence in Grassroots Lobbying Award for putting its members and ag industry watchdogs on notice that a local township was overstepping its bounds and the Michigan Right-to-Farm Act.
If realized, this would be the lowest net farm income since 2006.
This bulletin provides an overview of the MPP modifications and includes a downloadable Excel calculator that can be used to estimate MPP benefits in 2018, as well as in prior years, under the revised program parameters.
Looking at 90 years of data, only 11 years (or 12 percent of observations) have been lower than 2018 net farm income forecast.
In today’s challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to monitor the operational efficiency of your operation.
It is generally well accepted that a building permit is not required for buildings used for agricultural purposes if the building does not include retail trade.
Farming is a capital-intensive business, with land, equipment and facilities that can run into millions of dollars.
As more employers plan to use the H-2A program, completing the following items this year will make an easier transition to H-2A employment.
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.