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MMPA’s Bullish Demand Outlook, Washington Priorities in 2022

The dairy industry is coming off a phenomenal year. In 2021, producers say prices hit eight-year highs, and exports are on track to hit...

Michigan AgrAbility, Rehabilitation Services Partnership Better Helps Farmers

Maybe a genetic disorder is preventing you from getting in the tractor. Or maybe you’re getting older and can’t do all the things you...

Michigan’s ‘Critter Barn’ Seeking Donations to Fuel Expansion

When Mary Rottschaffer purchased an old dairy farm in the mid-80s, she had no idea that nearly 40 years later, that farm would help...

Supreme Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate, MABA Responds

President Biden's COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing mandate has been blocked by the Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision, giving large private businesses much-needed clarity. The mandate required...

Fertilizer Price Pressure Continues to Weigh on Corn Farmers’ 2022 Decisions

With the price of corn relative to fertilizer, farmers aren’t making as much money as people would expect. Corn futures on the CBOT range...

Farm Employment Seminars to Educate on Labor, Compliance Issues

Navigating H-2A, finding labor, training, and keeping up with the latest COVID regulations can be difficult. However, the Great Lakes Ag Labor Services, Michigan...

USDA Releases Batch of Reports, Including 2021 Crop Size, Yield

Arguably one of the biggest days of the year for USDA reports, the agency will release a total of 14 reports by 3 p.m. Grain...

MABA Winter Conference Giving Members Tools, Ideas to Inform Business Decisions

Normalcy is starting to creep back into Michigan events. The Michigan Agri-Business Association’s Winter Conference kicked off ag meeting season this week and will wrap...

MDARD’s Office of Rural Development to Fill Gaps, Expand Opportunities for...

To start the new year, Gov. Whitmer signed an executive directive to establish a new office within MDARD. The Office of Rural Development has been...

Sec. Vilsack Discusses Overshadowed Parts of White House’s Meat, Poultry Plan,...

The White House’s first move of 2022 was made for the meat and poultry industry. The Biden administration released its action plan earlier this...

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