Michigan Farm News

  • What’s the status of herbicide-resistant weeds in Michigan?

    Category: Crops

    by Erin Hill, MSUE, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences


    Three new cases of resistant weeds were identified in 2017.

    Grilling this weekend? Use a food thermometer

    Category: People

    by USDA

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    “The best and only way to make sure bacteria have been killed and food is safe to eat is by cooking it to the correct internal temperature as measured by a food thermometer,” said FSIS Administrator Al Almanza.

    Farm News Five: Conservation funds for Michigan Farmers

    Category: Farm News Five

    by Farm News Media

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    On this week’s Farm News 5 you’ll hear about the Trump Administration’s proposed budget cuts to the USDA and much more.

    2017 wheat plot tour scheduled

    Category: Crops

    by Jody E. Pollok-Newsom, Executive Director, Michigan Wheat Program

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    Wheat Farm tours begin June 1

    25 Years of Project RED in Osceola County

    Category: People

    by Farm News Media

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    Project RED, or Rural Education Day, has been the bedrock of ag education for the Osceola County Farm Bureau.

    Wetlands program review requested

    Category: Farm News Stories

    by Nicole Sevrey

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    Local oversight and management of the state’s Clean Water Act permitting program through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s is again in jeopardy of being revoked by the Environmental Protection Agency.

    Wanted: Tomorrow’s ag leaders for next ProFILE class

    Category: People

    by Farm News Media

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    MFB is looking for the next generation of agricultural leaders to take part in ProFILE, its elite leadership development program for farmers ages 25-35.

    JBS officials admit to bribes

    Category: Livestock

    by Dan Flynn, Food Safety News

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    JBS South America (SA) dramatically upped the ante in the scandal on May 18 when seven of its executives including the chairman admitted making illegal payments to Brazil’s three most recent presidents, including incumbent Michel Temer.

    Trump USDA budget – concerning but only a starting point

    Category: Politics

    by Dennis Rudat

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    Backing up that organizational focus with lawmakers, is a 9-member MFB Farm Bill Task Force shaping how the organization will influence development of the 2018 Farm Bill with congressional members.

    Trump Administration's USDA budget proposal “fails agriculture”

    Category: Politics

    by AFBF and Dennis Rudat, Farm News Media

    Overall farm bill spending would be cut $240 billion over a 10-year period. Approximately $46 billion of those savings would come from agriculture programs – while the other $194 billion would be slashed from the nutrition programs.

    Appeals court drone ruling brings concerns

    Category: Technology

    by NAAA, Farm News Media

    Agriculture will be one of the first industries to adopt drone technology.

    The U.S. Court of Appeals decision halted the registration of drones considered to be "model aircraft."

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    Challenges and opportunities for young, beginning and small farmers

    Dollars and Sense

    GreenStone FCS | May 3, 2017 

    Ashley Den DulkFarming is a challenging undertaking, with long days that start early and are filled with physical demands from running the tractor to calving cows to fixing equipment to repairing fence posts.

    Create a gun trust

    Law of the Land

    Varnum LLP | May 3, 2017 

    Reisner 2I am frequently asked "what is a gun trust and when should I create one?" The short answer is that gun trusts are created primarily to acquire, possess and use firearms regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934 (the NFA).

    Important considerations for capital investments

    Dollars and Sense

    GreenStone FCS | April 24, 2017 

     Leo PaschFor many farmers, it seems hardly a year goes by without some form of capital investment, whether in equipment, facilities, livestock or land.

    What's the status of WOTUS?

    Law of the Land

    Varnum LLP | April 3, 2017 

     PhelpsThe EPA and Army Corps had been without a valid WOTUS definition for some time.

    Executive order brings new level of ag labor uncertainty

    Law of the Land

    Varnum LLP | March 15, 2017 

     Kimberly Clark pngEmployers should prepare for immigration enforcement impact