American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall has been appointed to the White House’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.
Professional critics like the Environmental Working Group or Heritage often take advantage of the census’ low $1,000-sales threshold used to define a farmer – generating comparisons that make full-time family farms seem larger than they are.
Here’s a rundown of what’s in store for the Farm Bureau Meeting Season, now underway.
Agency enforcement personnel regularly point to guidance documents as their basis for concluding that a regulated entity is not complying with the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
58 percent agree the regulation “should be rewritten.”
GROWMARK reports $7.3 billion in sales, $91 million in pretax income for FY 2017.
Michigan ranks third in the nation in the number of Christmas trees harvested, with nearly 700 growers supplying approximately 3 million fresh Christmas trees to the national market each year.
Excessive rain prompted the designation.
More than 6 million feral swine are located in at least 35 states across the United States. Their damages to agricultural crops alone are estimated at $190 million each year.
Allan Overhiser of Overhiser Orchards in South Haven MI, was awarded the Michigan State Horticultural Society’s 2017 Distinguished Service Award at Great Lakes Expo on Dec 6, for his past service to the Hort Society, and to his dedication to his family and their multi-generational family farm.
Michigan is participating in a multi-state, checkoff-funded project to identify soybean yield gaps and the management practices responsible for them.
In today’s challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to monitor the operational efficiency of your operation.
It is generally well accepted that a building permit is not required for buildings used for agricultural purposes if the building does not include retail trade.
Farming is a capital-intensive business, with land, equipment and facilities that can run into millions of dollars.
As more employers plan to use the H-2A program, completing the following items this year will make an easier transition to H-2A employment.
The dairy industry is facing a challenging time, a cyclical downturn that’s lasted longer than in previous cycles, and is expected to continue for at least the near-term.