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  • Michigan Livestock Expo yields more than $260,000 for youth, scholarships

    Category: Livestock

    by Farm News Media

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    “You can see just how hard it is to make the show and how tough the competition really is. Just to be one of those kids is an amazing feat.”

    One step closer to bridging the gap

    Category: Politics

    by Farm News Media

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    Ceremonial groundbreaking took place in Detroit to signify to the Michigan advance construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) and Bridging North America (BridgingNA), along with the State of Michigan and the Government of Canada, announced construction activities will begin this summer, including design work to advance foundation construction of the main bridge, test piles, preparation and the start of siphon work at I-75 and geotechnical exploration.

    Nitrogen management using Encirca Pro

    Category: Technology

    by Farm News Media

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    Bridgewater Dairy's Dave Cunningham details nitrogen management using Encirca Pro.

    Farm News Cab Camera: Wheat Harvest With Sisung Farms

    Category: Crops

    by Farm News Media

     

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    The Farm News Media team caught up with Theresa Sisung of Sisung Farms in St. Johns, Mich., on Tuesday July 10, 2018. Theresa was helping her family with the 2018 wheat crop.


    Changing expectations: U.S. soybean exports & China’s ending stocks

    Category: Markets & Weather

    by David A. Widmar, Agricultural Economic Insights

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    Rather than vague “it will be really bad” or “it will be just fine,” focus on 2018/2019 specifics such as: the likelihood of U.S. soybean exports exceeding 2.04 billion bushels; the likelihood China’s domestic consumption increased by more than 5 percent, or China contracting total soybean imports by more than 2 percent.

    National DHIA seeks scholarship applicants

    Category: People

    by DHIA

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    Applications are due Nov. 30, 2018. Recipients will be announced at the 2019 National DHIA annual meeting.

    Farmers needed to test EnviroImpact manure application tool

    Category: Technology

    by Meaghan Gass, Erica Rogers, Michigan Sea Grant, MSU Extension; Farm News Media

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    “It’s a great opportunity for farmers to provide input on the development of a practical manure application tool – how often does that happen?”

    Michigan Wheat Program calls for research proposals

    Category: Crops

    by Michigan Wheat

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    The Michigan Wheat Program (MWP) is issuing its annual call for research proposals to keep Michigan wheat farmers on the cutting edge of production and competitive in the marketplace.

     

    Rural rescue training preps first responders for on-farm situations

    Category: People

    by Jeremy C. Nagel, Michigan Farm Bureau

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    The safety net for farmers in Jackson County is a little stronger this week after area first responders attended a Rural Rescue training course over the weekend. A packed agenda gave front-line workers an intensive course in tackling a variety of potential on-farm emergency situations involving equipment, chemical and entrapment hazards.

    FDA warns of possible link between food, canine heart disease

    Category: People

    by Phyllis Entis, Food Safety News

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    Dogs that receive an adequate amount of the amino acids cysteine and methionine are able to produce taurine for themselves. Both cysteine and methionine are found in significant concentrations in meats, poultry, seafood and dairy products.


    MFB Board Member Jeff Sandborn running for second-term on NCGA Board

    Category: Crops

    by Farm News Media

    Michigan Farm Bureau Board Member, Jeff Sanborn, an Ionia County fourth-generation cash crop farmer is up for re-election for a second-term to the National Corn Grower Association Board of Directors. Sandborn raises 1,800 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat near Portland in Ionia County. His wife Allison raises crops and beef cattle with her father.

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    Field Focus - June

    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.

    Field Focus - May 30

    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.

    Breaking entry barriers for new farmers

    Dollars and Sense

    GreenStone FCS | May 23, 2018 

    Farming can be a capital-intense business and with land prices increasing and commodity prices decreasing it may appear impossible for individuals to enter into farming. However, we also know if we are to continue to have access to a safe and affordable food supply, we must have resources available to encourage the next generation of farmers.

     

     

    Field Focus - May 15

    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. 


    Use financial reports to assist in guiding business decisions

    Dollars and Sense

    GreenStone FCS | April 24, 2018 

    Are you wondering what the break-even cost is on your cattle operation? Are you unsure what market price you need on your crops to cover inputs? Questioning if you should buy that piece of equipment this year or next year to minimize income taxes?