Michigan Farm News
  • New wheat production system combats weeds

    Category: Technology

    by Seed World

    weeds in wheat

    “…A new solution not only had to work better than what was commercially available, but it also had to be cost effective. CoAxium wheat production system will deliver on that vision.”

    County newsletter program discontinued

    Category: Technology

    by Jeremy Christian Nagel

    CFB Newsletters

    Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) is discontinuing its long-running county Farm Bureau newsletter program.

    Extracting drinking water from manure?

    Category: Technology

    by Farm News Media

    manure machine

    Simply put, the Digested Organics system can take all different kinds of organic waste—manure, vegetable scraps, beverage waste—and digest it into a fiber component, a nutrient component, and a reusable water component.

    Farm Science Lab celebrates team effort

    Category: Technology

    by Carla Wardin

    farm science lab

    The FARM Science Lab offers schools the convenience of bringing a field trip-style experience to their front door.

    Consumers Energy offers rooftop solar pilot program

    Category: Technology

    by Consumers Energy

    solar panel rural house

    The pilot program allows customers to put solar panels on the rooftops of their homes, working with industry-leading solar provider SunPower to offer Michigan customers a full-service home solar solution.

    Paving the way for innovation

    Category: Technology

    by Julie Deering, Seed World

    scientist in laboratory

    Due to the regulation and the costs associated with bringing a GM product to market (eight years and an estimated $135 million), public plant breeders have been priced out of the market, and that’s true for smaller developers as well.

    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."

    USDA certifies Rural Business Investment Fund

    Category: People

    by USDA

    autonomous 2

    Fund to help capitalize small rural businesses

    What’s hottest in agriculture robotics?

    Category: Technology

    by Grand View Research

    robotic milker

    The driverless tractor product segment is expected to have significant growth.

    Monsanto’s Precision Planting aborts acquisition by Deere

    Category: Technology

    by Seed World

    Big Data

    Having sold more than 10,000 Field View Drive devices that stream real-time data from planters, sprayers and combines, Monsanto reports Climate FieldView will retain connectivity with Precision Planting’s 20/20 SeedSense monitor.

    MSU professor receives Innovation Center award

    Category: Technology

    by MSU-DOE

    Greg Howe

    “The award recognizes a new technology that stems from our lab’s research showing that certain genetic modifications can effectively uncouple the antagonistic relationship between plant growth and defense,” Howe said.

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  • Columns

    Dairy: an unenviable position

    Dollars and Sense

    GreenStone FCS | June 6, 2017 

    Ben SpitzleyThe 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.

    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.