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November 15, 2018
American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 33rd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12, marking the third consecutive year that the overall cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined, and at its lowest level since 2010.
November 13, 2018
AgHelp Corp., based in Belding has been named as a national semi-finalist in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF), 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Sponsored in partnership with Farm Credit, the contest recognized AgHelp as one of 10 semi-finalist in the annual agricultural equivalent to the popular TV-show, Shark Tank.
November 12, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is praising proposed rulemaking by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which could help farmers advertise job openings to domestic workers as required under the H-2A visa program.
November 9, 2018
On Thursday at the Country Club of Lansing, the Agent Charitable Fund presented the new “reefer truck,” or a refrigerated trailer, that will carry roughly 10,000 gallons of milk funded by donations from the Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) state Young Farmer committee and a matching donation from the United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM). According to a statement, each organization donated roughly $8,000 for the milk.
November 5, 2018
Michigan’s tart cherry growers finally got the news and justice they had been hoping for to stop Turkey’s dumping of tart cherry juice concentrate into the U.S. market. President Trump sided with cherry growers this week, signing paperwork to officially deny Turkey continued duty-free access to the U.S. market.
Michigan Farm Bureau
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Media Relations and Marketing Manager
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Communications, Public Relations & Advertising Manager
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