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Before the rains this weekend delaying field work, some farmers in Southwestern Michigan were able to start harvest. One of the problems that impacted...

It’s been more than a month since President Trump announced he was going to unveil a biofuels package to restore demand for lost gallons...

Uncertainty over trade policy, weather and African swine fever dominated agricultural markets last quarter, causing greater volatility. A report just released by CoBank says issues...

Mexico is the largest importer of U.S. pork, and a new report from the National Pork Board (NPB) shows there is an opportunity to...

One Michigan farmer is among 20 individuals appointed to serve on the Advisory Committee for New and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (ACBFR). Amanda Jo Carey...

All season, a team from MSU extension has been visiting vineyards along the western shore of Michigan—scouting for insect and disease issues for both...

Headed into harvest, the EPA’s small refinery waivers are still on farmers’ minds. So far during the Trump administration, there have been 85 waivers...

For some crops, the warm, wet conditions helped push maturity along, but halted some harvest plans. Sugarbeet harvest in the Thumb was slow going...

On Friday, the USDA released its quarterly hogs and pigs report, totaling the highest September 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs since estimates...

Trade was one of many topics discussed at a townhall meeting in Frankenmuth Thursday with Sec. Sonny Perdue and American Farm Bureau president Zippy...

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All summer long, the ethanol and corn industry pushed hard for the EPA to stop granting small refiner waivers. This caused some tension between...

One of the biggest hurdles to passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement could soon go away. Mexico recently promised House Democratic Leadership that it would improve...

A very cold start to our harvest forecast, with frost and freeze conditions over a large part of Michigan. The strong low responsible for...
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