Michigan Farm News
  • Connect. Discover. Innovate. At AgroExpo 2018

    Category: People

    by AgroLiquid

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    There are numerous in-field experiences and demonstrations planned throughout the event to provide hands-on opportunities to see how these new technologies can be incorporated into a management strategy.

    Christmas Tree Promotion Board announces interim executive director

    Category: People

    by CTPB

    Marsha Gray, former Executive Director of the Michigan Christmas Tree Association, has been named as the interim Executive Director of the Christmas Tree Promotion Board (CTPB). 

    Michigan State Fair set for Aug. 30 through Sept. 3

    Category: People

    by Farm News Media

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    The sixth-annual Michigan State Fair, LLC, has been scheduled for Aug. 30 through Sept. 3 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

    A diverse diet may not be the healthiest one

    Category: People

    by American Heart Association

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    Scientific evidence to date does not support the notion that eating a diverse diet is healthy or promotes a healthy weight.

     

    Cash flow statements – monitoring repayment capacity

    Category: People

    by Jon LaPorte, MSUE educator/Farm News Media

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    Repayment capacity is not considered a measurement of the business’ performance. Instead, it looks at what dollars remain after paying for operating, investing, and financing activities.  The remaining dollars can then be used for future years.

    Nicole Jennings joins Michigan Farm Bureau as new Northwest Regional Representative

    Category: People

    by MI Farm News

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    Nicole Jennings has joined Michigan Farm Bureau as the Northwest Regional Representative Trainee with the Membership Development and Training Department in the Field Operations Division. 

    USDA Study – 50 percent of farms had negative household income in 2015

    Category: People

    by Farm News Media

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    The proportion of farms incurring losses is higher for smaller operations, where most or all of their income is typically derived from off-farm activities.

    National FFA, Microsoft announce partnership

    Category: People, Technology

    by National FFA

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    Through experiential learning and specific focus on the most critical challenges facing our communities - from respecting the planet to the urgent matter of feeding the world - The Blue Room experience serves to inspire and equip students to activate their potential.

    Farmers trust Farm Bureau information

    Category: People

    by AFBF

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    Among Farm Bureau members, 84 percent say Farm Bureau information is trusted.

    Youth Discussion Meet: Agricultural careers go lacking

    Category: People

    by Adrian Schunk

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    The Youth Discussion Meet series provides briefs designed to give Farm Bureau Discussion Meet participants insight regarding the challenges, potential solutions and current events of contest topics.

    The Value of Membership

    Category: People

    by Tony McCaul, Instructor, Agriculture and Animal Science Program, Careerline Tech Center, Holland MI

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    With the new changes in the MCC, this gives a chance for more agriculture education in our school systems.

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  • Columns

    Lights of hope for dairy producers

    Dollars and Sense

    GreenStone FCS | August 15, 2018 

    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.

    Field Focus: August 15, 2018

    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.

    Field Focus: July 15, 2018

    Dry and hot was a persistent theme identified by Michigan Farm News’s Field Focus reporters for the July 15 edition. By now the drought has ended in most of the state, but we’ll wait for the Aug. 15 report to see if conditions have changed enough to keep alive the optimism our seven reporters have displayed this year.

    Field Focus - June 2018

    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.

    Field Focus - May 30, 2018

    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.