The Senate Agriculture Committee passed the farm bill earlier today by a 20-1 vote. It will now go to the full Senate for a vote which has not yet been scheduled.
Michigan Farm Bureau’s AgriPac has announced its roster of candidates selected to receive the "Friend of Agriculture" designation and endorsement for the primary election.
A Department of Homeland Security analysis concluded it was “hard to conceive” of a single piece of infrastructure more consequential than the Poe lock in terms of impact to the economy from an unexpected and sustained breakdown.
Farms providing portable toilets and handwashing stations on their operations, for employees or consumers, will be able to more easily transport the so-called “field sanitation units” thanks to a bill passed by the state House and Senate.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on June 12 announced the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22, 2018.
With bipartisan backing and Michigan Farm Bureau’s support, legislation making significant science-based improvements to the state’s water withdrawal registration program passed the Senate and awaits Gov. Snyder’s final approval.
The Health Insurance Premium Reduction Act (H.R. 5963) would protect farmers, ranchers and other small business owners from exorbitant health care costs.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told a Senate panel recently that federal standards define milk as a product sourced from animals, and said his agency would be “taking a very close and fresh look” at imitation, plant-derived foods labeled with dairy-specific terms.
The program provides a much needed safety net for dairy producers, and signup will continue until Friday, June 8, 2018.
As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).
According to a 114-page economic analysis, additional costs for the initial year of labeling is going to cost the food industry and ultimately consumers $600 million to $3.5 billion.
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.