Michigan Farm News
  • The Andersons to acquire Lansing Trade Group

    Category: Politics

    by Farm News Media

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    The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) has announced a merger agreement with Lansing Trade Group, LLC, its long-time affiliate, to acquire the 67.5 percent of Lansing equity that it does not already own for cash and stock currently valued at a total of approximately $305 million. 

    Candidate Profile: Dave Morgan, State Representative - 62nd District

    Category: Politics

    by Michigan Farm Bureau

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    Dave Morgan has received the Michigan Farm Bureau AgiPac’s Friend of Agriculture endorsement in his bid to be elected as a State Representative for the 62nd District, located in Calhoun County, which is being vacated by current Rep. Dr. John Bizon.

    MDARD Announces 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Recipients

    Category: Politics

    by Farm News Media

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    The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced the Michigan recipients of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. 

    New DEQ oversight committees announced

    Category: Politics

    by Nicole Sevrey, Michigan Farm Bureau

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    Gov. Snyder recently announced appointments to the state’s new Environmental Rules Review Committee and Environmental Science Advisory Board. Among the appointees is Tyler Ernst, assistant general counsel for Michigan Farm Bureau.

    AgriPac supports Chris Afendoulis in Kent County Senate race

    Category: Politics

    by Michigan Farm Bureau

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    If you’re heading to the polls in Kent County, be sure to show your support for Friend of Agriculture and current State Representative Chris Afendoulis as he vies for the 29th District Senate seat.

    DetNews Opinion: Schuette best hope for continued growth

    Category: Politics

    by Michigan Farm News

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    The Detroit News columnists Nolan Finley and Ingrid Jacques are recommending Bill Schuette to be Michigan's next governor.

    Candidate Profile: Ed McBroom, State Senate – 38th District

    Category: Politics

    by Michigan Farm Bureau

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    Ed McBroom, an Upper Peninsula dairy farmer and former State Representative for the 108th District has received Michigan Farm Bureau AgiPac’s Friend of Agriculture endorsement in his bid to be elected as a State Senator for the 38th District, which includes most of the Upper Peninsula.

    Farm Bureau supporting Dave Dutch for MSU Board of Trustees

    Category: Politics

    by Michigan Farm Bureau

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    East Lansing native and lifelong Spartan, Dave Dutch, has received AgiPac’s Friend of Agriculture endorsement in his bid to be elected to the Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees.

    Trump instructs EPA to allow year-round E-15 sales

    Category: Politics

    by Michigan Farm News

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    In what could be billed as the worst-kept secret, in farm country at least, President Trump reportedly confided to Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley in a White House meeting this morning, prior to departing for a campaign visit to Iowa, his intention to formally instruct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow year-round sales of gasoline blends with up to 15 percent ethanol, rather than limit the blend rate to the current 10 percent.

    Farm Bureau backs Tom Leonard for Attorney General

    Category: Politics

    by Michigan Farm Bureau

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    Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, Tom Leonard, was endorsed by AgriPac in the statewide Attorney General race. Term-limited, Speaker Leonard has continuously demonstrated his support for the state’s food and agriculture industry through his actions while serving in the legislature.

    Vote early, farm-friendly this general election

    Category: Politics

    by Michigan Farm Bureau

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    If you can’t make it to the polls for the Nov. 6 general election, follow three easy steps to ensure your vote is counted.

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    Benchmark data shows steady trends in land values

    GreenStone FCS | October 15, 2018 

    Leasing equipment, facilities or vehicles often can bring benefits to businesses looking to reduce costs, improve cash flow and maximize tax advantages. Understanding if a lease is best for your business requires individual consideration, but there are some overall benefits of leasing that may make it the right decision for you. 

    Weather Outlook: Active weather pattern to continue

    Jeff Andresen | October 15, 2018

     Jeff Andresen pngThe resulting southwesterly flow across the Midwest led to a very active storm track across the region, and in many portions of Michigan, to heavy rainfall and extended fall fieldwork delays extending into early October.


    Field Focus- October 15, 2018

    Your Field Focus reporters are busier than ever with harvest in full swing. Looks like they’re all optimistic about 2018 and into the future. Be sure to thank them for their reports this year and for their contributions to agriculture and society as a whole. 

    Field Focus- September 30, 2018

    Your Field Focus reporters are busier than ever with harvest in full swing. Looks like they’re all optimistic about 2018 and into the future. Be sure to thank them for their reports this year and for their contributions to agriculture and society as a whole. 

     

    Prepare for harvest rain

    Jeff Andresen | September 30, 2018

     Jeff Andresen pngA strengthening upper-air ridge across the Midwest brought warm, dry weather to most of Michigan during the middle of September, allowing maturing crops and soils to dry/drain following a period of much- above normal rainfall during late August and September.