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Sen. Stabenow Addresses White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), who also serves as the Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, addressed the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and...

USDA Equity Panel Recommends Eliminating the FSA’s County Committee System

The Equity Panel investigating discrimination within the U.S. Department of Agriculture wants the agency to consider eliminating the county committee system that has played...

U.S. Export Sales of Corn, Beans Drop Sharply During Second Week...

Export sales of corn and beans fell sharply between Sept. 9-15 according to the USDA. Corn sales during the week dropped sharply to 182,300 metric...

The Fertilizer Institute Urges Congress to Prevent Rail Workers Strike

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) is urging Congress to take action to avoid a freight rail shutdown on Friday, Sept. 16. TFI sent a letter to...

McKalip Nomination for Chief Ag Negotiator Heads to Full Senate

The Senate Finance Committee unanimously voted to move Doug McKalip’s nomination to be USTR’s Chief Agricultural Negotiator to the full Senate for a final...

Farmers Intend to Plant Five Percent More Corn Acres in 2023

U.S. farmers plan to grow five percent more corn acres next year, according to a recent Farm Futures survey. The survey found farmers expect to...

Michigan Viticulture is Growing Strong in the State

Michigan has a thriving viticulture industry, and it is growing. “This is kind of the do-or-die moment in Michigan because the rain starts coming in,...

Michigan Lawmakers Talk Agricultural and Environmental Investments

At the Saginaw Valley Research Inflation Reduction Press Conference in August, the Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, joined Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow and...

Michigan Gains Grants for Agriculture Across the State

Last week, Governor Whitmer announced that the Michigan Department of Food and Agriculture Investment Program (FAIP) has increased grants for the state’s farming and...

Pioneer Agronomist Says Corn and Soybeans Look Better than Predicted

Despite challenges, corn and soybeans this year look good. We spoke with Pioneer Agronomist Josh Whelan earlier this month about some of the worrying...

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