"The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has broad authority to restrict activity, … Campbell said. "This includes altering its habitat, which for an insect could include spraying for weeds, mowing, plowing, grazing…
Common-sense legislation has been introduced in Congress to fix farm reporting requirements of air emissions from animal waste, but your voice is needed to make it a reality.
The money is left over from a previous state government budget cycle and is already available, meaning no budget cuts or additional fees or taxes are required for the investment.
The new Senate bill would allocate a total of $200M over the next five years.
Farm Bureau members are invited to meet the 2018 candidates for governor at the March 19 forum hosted by Michigan agriculture organizations.
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.
“The conditions are illegal,” Kapp said. “Conditions of agricultural uses are determined by the Right-to-Farm law and GAAMPS, not township regulations.”
The president released his administration’s budget Feb. 12 that reduces USDA discretionary funding by 22 percent and imposes an AGI limit of $500,000 on crop insurance.
"Congress did not intend to regulate farms as toxic Superfund sites," Duvall said. "Farming and ranching are challenging enough without having to report, under threat of law, something that is a routine part of raising animals, but is nearly impossible to predict or measure.
$50 billion of the $200 billion in direct Federal funding will be devoted to a new Rural Infrastructure Program to rebuild and modernize infrastructure in rural America.
The race to the courthouse follows the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision that the U.S. Court of Appeals lacked jurisdiction over legal challenges to the 2015 rule.
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.