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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...

National Pork Board Task Forces Seek to Build Trust, Add Value...

The National Pork Board is asking for your input by participating in several different task forces that are available to help serve the pork...

Rural Homes with Persistent Poverty Have Less Access to Internet, Says...

Households in rural persistently poor counties were the least likely to have home internet in 2015-19, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service. The data released...

Michigan Corn Growers are Looking to the Future

Matt Frostic chairs the Michigan Corn Growers Association. After 11 years and 3 terms as District 3 Representative, a term as President, he is...

Ukraine Exports Helping Global Market Projections

An agreement to allow grain shipments from Ukraine is helping increase global supplies of wheat and corn. Veronica Nigh, American Farm Bureau Federation Senior...

$100 Million for Biofuel Infrastructure Coming from USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $100 million in biofuel infrastructure in the form of federal grants to increase the sale and use...

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