A recently introduced bill that would allow schools to give students more milk choices will enhance the efforts of school nutrition programs to provide nutritious meals and teach healthy eating behaviors, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Here’s a rundown of what’s in store for the Farm Bureau Meeting Season, now underway.
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Allan Overhiser of Overhiser Orchards in South Haven MI, was awarded the Michigan State Horticultural Society’s 2017 Distinguished Service Award at Great Lakes Expo on Dec 6, for his past service to the Hort Society, and to his dedication to his family and their multi-generational family farm.
For many agricultural producers, the end of the year brings a welcome transition from the long hours of harvest and winter preparation.
Dr. Rufus Issacs of Michigan State University was awarded the Michigan State Horticultural Society’s 2017 Distinguished Service Award at Great Lakes Expo on Dec 6, for his continued support of Michigan’s berry industry, through his research and relationships with the growers.
The conference kicks off Friday, Feb. 9 with optional, pre-conference tours which conclude with a destination dinner, returning to the hotel for a night of corn hole and euchre.
The Michigan State University Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics has been ranked fourth in the world for its excellence in the agricultural and applied economics profession by the Center for World University Rankings.
Vogel Produce of Fremont MI was awarded the Michigan Vegetable Council’s 2017 Master Farmer Award at Great Lakes Expo on Dec 6, for their ingenuity both above the ground and below, and for their commitment to their customers.
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced a 90-day waiver from the requirement that agricultural and livestock haulers install Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) in their vehicles.
Dr. George Bird, Professor in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University, was awarded the Michigan Vegetable Council’s 2017 Master Farmer Associate Award at Great Lakes Expo on Dec 6, for his steadfast commitment to advancements in nematode research, soil health, and the mission of the land grant university..
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.