A recent flood hit Nebraska, leaving state ranchers without homes, bridges and, in some cases, calves. In a show of support, Michigan farmers are heading Friday to Verdigre, Neb., to supply the affected farmers with hay, veterinary supplies and other farming-related goods
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Michigan farmers interested in growing industrial hemp will more than likely have to wait until 2020 before planting or harvesting the much-talked-about commodity.
Despite a 3,000 head reduction to the state’s dairy herd compared to 2018, Michigan still produced 869 million pounds of milk during February, up 1 percent from a year ago, according to USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service Great Lakes Regional Office.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is accepting applications for its latest round of value-added grants, with each maximum grant award eligible for $125,000. Each project will require a minimum 30 percent match.
Twenty-five ag organizations across the U.S. have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, Department of Transportation, asking for modification to the Hours of Service (HOS) and Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rules for producers, handlers and shippers of perishable fruit and vegetables.
The winners of Michigan Farm Bureau’s 2019 Young Farmer Awards are Rich Baker, Achievement; Joseph Ankley, Excellence; Jarris Rubingh, Leader; and Brenda Sisung, Employee.
One researcher’s work on a possible cure for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is stirring up controversy in the scientific community and amongst wildlife enthusiasts.
Greater Lansing food pantries can now provide more fresh milk to their clients thanks to the new milk cooler donated by the United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM). UDIM donated milk coolers to the Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) last month, which distributed them to 10 of its partner agencies.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intercepted a large shipment of illegal pork products from China before it could enter the United States. The contraband shipment, which will be safely and securely destroyed in accordance with U.S. government policy, reportedly contained products derived from pork, such as flavorings in ramen noodles, and did not include fresh meat.
Corteva partners with Drone Deploy.
The November USDA/NASS Crop Production Report showed U.S. 2018 corn production to be 14.6 billion bushels, down 1% from the October estimate. It would still be the second largest crop on record, just below the 2016 record of 2016 of 15.1 billion bushels.
The development of an upper air trough across central and eastern North America during the last week of October led to northwesterly flow across the Great Lakes region and to an extended period of early winter weather through much of the first half of November.
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.
Seasonably cool and drier weather developed across the Great Lakes region during late October, allowing a resumption and/or acceleration of fall harvest and fieldwork activities across Michigan. With a persistent troughing pattern in place during much of the latter half of October, temperatures fell to below normal values, slowing grain dry down and soil evaporation rates.
The jet stream flow across North America changed dramatically during mid-October, with the transition of the highly amplified western troughing/eastern ridging pattern of the past few weeks to a western ridging/ eastern troughing pattern.