It was less than a year ago that Nixon’s right to conduct weddings in his family farm’s 98-year old barn was confirmed in court. And since that time, nothing the township has done has been targeted toward Nixon, according to Webster Township Planning Commission Chair Andrea Zamansky.
Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) hosted the 2018 Candidate Interview Forum Aug. 15 in Lansing, giving the state’s gubernatorial and U.S. Senate contenders a platform in front of more than 120 farmers and agribusiness leaders.
“…Absence claims about GMOs are never enforced: I was unable to find a single warning letter or other enforcement action against deceptive ‘non-GMO labeling.”
In an effort to improve food safety by reducing foodborne illnesses, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (FSMA) empowered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to impose new regulatory requirements on food producers and handlers, to expand requirements for and inspections of food imports, and to issue mandatory recalls of food.
Faced with the lowest farm income in 12 years, the presidents of the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union are asking Senate and House conferees to move quickly. Everything from commodity price supports to childhood nutrition, soil and water conservation, trade promotion and more depend on swift passage.
Consensus was reached earlier this week on long-awaited action to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Michigan’s deer herd.
Thursday, the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) approved a series of hunting regulations targeted at reducing the spread of CWD in Michigan.
The ruling gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 60 days to “revoke all tolerances” and “cancel all registrations” for the pesticide.
While the U.S. has a trade deficit in a number of goods and services, U.S. agriculture is one of the few sectors that consistently runs a trade surplus.
Farm Bureau-endorsed candidates fared well in the primary election on August 7, with 96 of 105 winning, equating to a success rate of 91 percent.
Following is a statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., regarding the process FDA is taking for reviewing and modernizing the agency’s standards of identity for dairy products. It has been edited for length.
Farm Bureau encourages members to support AgriPac-endorsed Friends of Agriculture when they vote in Michigan’s primary election on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.