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USMCA’s Importance Stressed as Other Trade Negotiations are on the Table

On Monday, leadership representing Michigan’s small businesses, manufacturing, and dairy industry, along with former USDA secretary Tom Vilsack met at Michigan Farm Bureau headquarters...

Corn Growers Continued Frustration Over Small Refinery Waivers

  The allocation of small refinery waivers continues to take its toll on agriculture. Last week, the National Biodiesel Board expressed its disappointment with a...

Time is Dwindling to Enroll in DMC Program

There’s a few more days before time runs out on signing up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. The deadline to sign up...

Saginaw County Farm Bureau’s Resources To Combat Farm Suicide

This week is National Farm Safety and Health Week, and Tuesday’s theme is Farmer Health and Suicide Prevention. Saginaw County Farm Bureau started an initiative...

Michigan Produce Growers Benefiting from On-Farm Produce Safety

The Michigan On-Farm Produce Safety program is designed to assist the state’s produce growers to comply with the Produce Safety Rule of the Food...

Farm Safety and Health Week 2019 Underway

Since the FDR administration was in office in 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. This...

91,000 Soybean Bushels to be Destroyed

Three years after 145 bushels of soybeans were grown on land with sediment from a Kalamazoo River Superfund site, 91,000 bushels of soybeans need...

EPA, Army Repeals WOTUS, Proposes New Definition

Shortly after his inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order to review and rescind or revise the 2015 Waters of the U.S., or WOTUS...

What Dairies Should Know About PFAS

PFAS is a group of man-made chemicals that are found on products that are water-resistant, oil resistant, or stain resistant. It’s leached its way...

ARC, PLC Safety Net Enrollment Now Open

Last week, the USDA announced that enrollment for Price Loss Coverage (PLC) or Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) is open.   According to John Newton, chief economist...

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