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Michigan Carrot Producers to Vote on Program Changes, Ballots Postmarked by...

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell announced today that Michigan’s carrot producers will have an opportunity to vote on...

MDARD Awards $9.7 Million to 75 Michigan Conservation Districts for Soil,...

On Thursday, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Environmental Stewardship Division awarded 169 grants totaling an estimated $9.7 million to 75...

Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development Honors Its Outstanding Employees...

Adaptability. Partnership. Pivoting. Commitment to service. These are the words describing 2021 as it continued to present significant challenges and difficulties for both Michigan’s...

USDA Approves Michigan’s Modifications to the State’s Industrial Hemp Plan

On October 21, 2021, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) received federal approval of the revised Michigan Hemp Production Plan dated October...

Michigan Hemp Farmers Encouraged to Participate in First Federal Hemp Acreage...

The U.S Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS) mailed its first Hemp Acreage and Production Survey to 20,500 producers across the nation....

FY22 Food Safety Education Fund Recipients Announced

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Friday announced recipients of the 2021-2022 Food Safety Education Fund (FSEF) grants for food safety...

MDARD Announces Grant Opportunity for Rural Areas

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is offering a competitive grant program to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and support...

Schramm’s Mead Awarded 2021 Ag Exporter Rising Star Award

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell presented the “2021 Michigan Agriculture Exporter Rising Star Award” to Schramm’s Mead. Schramm’s...

State Confirms Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Livingston County Horse

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development State Veterinarian Dr. Nora Wineland confirmed Michigan’s first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) for 2021 in...

MDARD Begins Industrial Hemp Grower Compliance Inspections

The Plant Health section of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division (PPPM) has started to...

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