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    Crop management challenge: FFA students are now in charge

    July 12, 2019

    Crop management challenge: FFA students are now in charge

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    Food price concerns? It’s ‘too early to tell,’ chief ag economist says

    July 12, 2019

    Delayed plantings of crops have put Midwest farmers in a monetary bind with little wiggle room. Now, consumers worldwide wonder whether or not their family’s budget will be affected. That’s why the Michigan Farm News spoke with American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist John Newton to get his take(s) on the Midwest rains and how it might affect food prices.

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    CAGs sound off: Thin spots in the policy book

    July 11, 2019

    Grassroots policy development is the strength of our organization and helps define Farm Bureau in Lansing and in Washington, D.C. The annual policy development process is key to keeping the Michigan Farm Bureau policy book up-to-date and adequately covering topics relating to agriculture.

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    Four Farm Bureau members selected for potato commission

    July 10, 2019

    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced appointments to the Michigan Potato Industry Commission, including several Farm Bureau members. The appointments also follow the commission’s recent announcement naming Kelly Turner as its new executive director.

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    Governor visits Eaton County farm, signs aid bill to help farmers

    July 10, 2019

    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visited Eaton County Farm Bureau member Duane Smuts on Monday, July 8, to see an example of the damage and hardship experienced by many Michigan farmers caused by this spring’s unprecedented and extremely cool, wet weather.

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