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    Category: Markets & Weather

    by Chris Betz | Michigan Agricultural Commodities

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    Rock reef fish spawning habitat restoration underway in Saginaw Bay

    Category: Markets & Weather

    by MDNR


    It’s been more than 20 years in the making, but this month a fish spawning habitat restoration dream becomes a reality for Saginaw Bay. The DNR and Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy have built a coalition to restore a 2-acre rock reef at the Coreyon Reef site, about 11 miles northeast of the mouth of the Saginaw River.

    Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge: $145K in startup funds on the table for Food & Ag Entrepreneurs

    Category: Livestock, Opinion, Technology, Markets & Weather, Crops, Politics

    by American Farm Bureau Federation


    The American Farm Bureau Federation in partnership with Farm Credit has opened online applications for the 2020 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. In its sixth year, the Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge is a national business competition for U.S. food and agriculture startups. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds.

    White pelicans extend their Great Lakes range

    Category: Markets & Weather

    by Ingrid Taylar, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


    The American white pelican has established a nest-hold in western Lake Erie for the first time, with prospects of future territorial expansion into lakes Huron and Ontario, according to a new study.

    Suffering surfing: Third coast surf swell not so swell

    Category: Markets & Weather

    by Meghan Callan | Capital News Service


    Record water levels are threatening Great Lakes surfing. They are swallowing some surfers’ favorite beaches and changing how the bottom of the lakes affect the water above. Still, some surfers say that the high water could make accessible previously unsurfable stretches of lakeshore.

    Expect severe potato leafhopper infestation – scouting and control essential

    Category: Markets & Weather, Crops

    by Christina DiFonzo, MSU Extension, Department of Entomology


    Potato leafhopper is widespread and noticeable this year in Michigan field crops. Weather patterns early in the spring were ideal for carrying this pest north, and that pattern persisted over several weeks. Potato leafhopper migration potentially was larger and longer than in previous springs.

    Michigan weather – from flash floods to flash droughts?

    Category: Markets & Weather

    by Jeff Andresen | Michigan State University


    Following a continuation of abnormally cool, wet weather across Michigan and the Great Lakes region during much of June, a major upper air pattern change took place during the beginning of the last week of the month with formation of a broad upper air ridge across the region.

    July 4th cookouts costing about the same as 2018

    Category: People, Markets & Weather

    by AFBF/Michigan Farm News


    A Fourth of July cookout of Americans’ favorite foods, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and watermelon, will cost just a few cents more this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation.

    Agronomic guidelines for late planted silage corn to maximize yields

    Category: Livestock, Markets & Weather, Crops

    by Maninder Singh and Kim Cassida, Michigan State University Extension


    Yield potential of corn planted very late in the growing season (e.g., July) is less than corn planted on time in Michigan. However, corn can still produce more than 5 tons of dry matter per acre when planted in July. The feeding value of silage corn is at least equal to other summer annual grasses when planted this late. This makes corn an excellent “emergency” forage in a growing season like 2019.

    EGLE kicks off Know It Before You Throw It education campaign in state's first-ever effort to promote cleaner recycling

    Category: Markets & Weather

    by EGLE


    The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy today announced the launch of Know It Before You Throw It, a first-ever statewide education campaign to better inform Michiganders on what can – and cannot – be recycled and how to recycle correctly.

    Prevented Planting & Cover Crops – Questions & Answers

    Category: Livestock, Markets & Weather, Crops

    by Farm News Media


    If you have been following the recent news regarding Prevented Plant acres and cover crops, you know USDA and RMA have made several recent announcements of major modifications and provisions that will allow livestock and crop farmers to work together in dealing with an emerging forage crisis during an unprecedented wet planting season. While those announcements are greatly appreciated and were desperately needed, the rarity of filing Prevented Plant crop insurance claims in the first place, combined with the series of recent announcements can understandably create a great deal of confusion.

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