By reducing the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus entering basin waterways, farmers are doing their part to reduce the chances of harmful algal blooms that may lead to hypoxia, or oxygen depletion, throughout the lake.
The grants, with a maximum award of $100,000 each, enhance the competitiveness of the state’s specialty crops.
The ruling orders Boersen Grain to pay more than $16 million.
Local Foods Resource Bank Group Has Raised $1.5 Million since 2002 to Reduce Global Hunger and Poverty.
Freshman Congressman Jack Bergman of Michigan’s 1st Congressional District visited farms in Alpena County on Oct. 15 and 16, in an effort to gain a better understanding of issues affecting agriculture.
Participants are allowed to use their land for recreation and other defined uses and also retain the right to control access to their property.
“We’re not looking to finger-point, but to work collaboratively.”
"Nobody really has a lot of good information. A lot of them can't get back into some of the vineyards that were affected because of all the road closures.”
Free educational site offers first-of-its-kind land affordability calculator.
A memorial service was held Oct. 13, 2017, honoring Dr. Dave Schweikhardt, at Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture on the campus of Michigan State University.
National Farmer’s Day is observed annually on Oct. 12 as a day for them and to pay tribute to all farmers throughout American history.
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.
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.