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Vilsack Testifies to Senate on Behalf of Immigrant Farmworkers

Back in March, the House passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. This act addresses concerns with the H-2A program such as establishing a minimum...
Soybeans, weather

Soy Checkoff Investments Work to Increase Profitability for U.S. Soybean Farmers

For the first time in more than a year, the United Soybean Board got together in Missouri for its summer meeting to lay out...

New Director of MSU Extension Shares Top Three Goals

Michigan State University Extension is under new leadership. Last month, Quentin Tyler was named director after serving as the interim director. His roots in...

Don’t Write Off the Michigan Dry Bean Crop Just Yet

As of Monday’s Crop Progress Report, 44 percent of the state’s dry beans are rated in good to excellent condition. 39 percent are fair....
Soybeans, weather

Early Planted Soybeans Struggling, Could Impact Yields This Fall

As of Monday’s Crop Progress Report, 64 percent of Michigan’s soybeans are rated in good to excellent condition. While the majority of the crop...

Applications Now Open to be Part of First Great Lakes Yield...

Winter wheat growers in the Great Lakes region can now apply to be part of the Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network. “It’s a network that...

MDARD’s McDowell: Farmworker Appreciation Month Celebrates Those ‘Vital’ To Michigan Agriculture

Each year, nearly 30,000 migrant and seasonal workers come to Michigan to plant, harvest and process more than 160 specialty crops. In honor of these...

Quality Risks for 2021 Michigan Wheat Crop

Michigan’s wheat producers have been harvesting the crop for nearly two weeks now, dodging rain showers. As loads are rolling into elevators, the rain...

MDARD’s Centennial Will Be Celebrated For The Next Year

The Michigan Department of Agricultural and Rural Development is celebrating a century of serving Michigan farmers. Director Gary McDowell is overjoyed at this accomplishment,...

Gov. Whitmer Requests USDA Disaster Designation for Michigan Counties Impacted by...

Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack requesting a disaster designation for Michigan counties impacted by...

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