If a farmer reduces his load by 35 percent, no permit is required. But there are complications within that exemption that could put the driver in violation of law.
The trend in Michigan agricultural land prices was flat to down slightly in most regions in 2016. This was consistent with surrounding states.
Nick Lund from Farmers Business Network speaks at the 2017 Crop Summit held in Mt. Pleasant Michigan.
MFB’s Lansing Legislative Seminar kicks off the organization’s 2017 policy calendar Feb. 21 at the Lansing Center.
Governor Rick Snyder has launched an initiative to double the state’s recycling rate.
“This type of legislation lacks common sense, the same lack that led to the last horse slaughter law, which (by banning horse slaughter) very obviously did horses more harm than good.”
The Clemens project also highlights the impact a small group of food industry players can have. Ground never would have been broken in Coldwater without such a group.
Total farm production expenses experienced a decrease during 2016, but far less than the decrease in revenue. This outlook sets the stage for a highly uncertain outlook for 2017.
However important those responsibilities may be, they cannot override the fundamental need for due process and the rule of law in setting immigration policy.
The next generation of Michigan farmers gathers this weekend in Grand Rapids for a fast-paced agenda geared toward their common goals of merging into the industry mainstream and heading full bore toward a prosperous future for their farms and families.
If the data is inconsistent from plot-to-plot or field-to-field, then the data can lead to inaccurate analysis, potentially leading to wrong choices.
For the third consecutive year, farm-sector profitability is forecast to decline based on the reports for 2016.
President Trump's plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) give rise to a number of questions about the future of trade between the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
For the past 30 plus years, AgriBank, FCB (AgriBank) and affiliated associations have employed a benchmark system to monitor changes in land values and to identify trends in the agricultural real estate market.
Before we can look to next year’s crop, we still have to settle up for 2016.
As 2016 draws to a close, it is time to plan for next season's labor needs and compliance issues.