A Mason County brewer wants his home-based business rezoned as a microbrewery agribusiness. The Mason County Zoning Board of Appeals apparently disagrees.
Close to a quarter of a billion dozen eggs will be sold during the Easter holiday, many of which will be dyed for baskets, rolls and hunts. Others will be incorporated into breakfast casseroles and breads to be enjoyed during holiday gatherings. With a decline in egg prices this year over last, there will be more than an ample supply to brighten the faces of kids young and old.
Farmers, processors and institutions of higher learning who are interested in Michigan’s newest agricultural crop — industrial hemp — will now have an opportunity to test the waters under the state’s new Industrial Hemp Ag Pilot Program.
A million bushel increase in 2018-19 ending stocks. At 2.035 billion bushels, the current ending stocks projection reflects weakening demand for corn that looks to continue through the second half of the marketing year.
Now’s the time to nominate your most promising young agricultural leaders for the 2020-21 ProFile program, MFB’s elite leadership academy for young farmers.
Back for its fourth consecutive year, #FarmingFridays returns April 26, 2019. The influencers will share their stories on Culver’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat accounts. The full #FarmingFridays lineup is:
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced recently that the government of Tunisia and the United States have finalized U.S. export certificates to allow imports of U.S. beef, poultry, and egg products into Tunisia.
If all goes as planned, the USDA intends to require the use of electronic ear tags using radio frequency identification (RFID) nationwide for beef, dairy cattle and bison moving interstate by Jan. 1, 2023, to speed up information capture and sharing of animal movement. If realized, livestock producers in other states will finally be catching up with their Michigan peers.
Adoption of cover crops as a key soil health practice continues at a rapid rate throughout the country, according to new data from the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Cover crops were planted on 15.4 million acres in 2017, an increase of 50% over five years, the census shows. According to MFB Field Crops Specialist Theresa Sisung, Michigan farmers were just slightly over the national average, boosting cover crops acres by 54% over the same period to 673,205 acres.
If you’re a young farmer between the ages of 18 to 35, Michigan Farm Bureau’s 22-member State Young Farmer Committee wants to hear from you. The online 2019 Young Farmer Survey is intended to capture a complete understanding of young farmer members and their expectations.
To keep oak trees healthy, don’t prune them from mid-April through the summer.