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April 24, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack came to East Lansing this week to announce USDA’s new approach for stepping up the fight against climate change, including a new toolbox for the nation’s farmers. At Michigan State University’s Kellogg Center April 23, the USDA chief announced the agency’s new climate change strategy for rural America, underpinned by 10 building blocks and backed by some big-name partners.
April 21, 2015
On behalf of the more than 46,000 farm families it represents, Michigan Farm Bureau applauds Dist. 81 Rep. and House Agriculture Committee Chair Dan Lauwers on the passage today of his new fee measure, HB-4391 — particularly the provision aimed at boosting funding for one of the nation’s most innovative and successful environmental stewardship efforts, the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program.
April 17, 2015
Farmers nationwide caught a slight whiff of progress this week when their protracted struggle to repeal estate taxes inched forward in Congress. The U.S. House of Representatives April 16 voted 240-179 in support of H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015. Farm Bureau policy has long sought the elimination of estate—or “death”—taxes, which make it difficult for families to pass along farms from one generation to the next.
April 16, 2015
Michigan agriculture this week lost one of its most devoted champions this week with the death of former Dist. 78 State Representative Neal Nitz. The Berrien County fruit, vegetable and grain farmer died April 13 at the age of 61.
Gnashing at the bit to get into the fields with planters in tow, many of Michigan’s row crop farmers have a residual issue nagging at them from their underwhelming 2014 crop. After months in storage, what remains of last year’s harvest may be stubbornly bound together, or “bridged.” Breaking it free is one of the more dangerous tasks farm workers face, so farmers are being advised to exercise caution.
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