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Effective May 26, 2020, Michigan’s nearly 48,000 farmers can start enrolling for coronavirus relief payments as part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s...

As warmer weather approaches, so does Michigan’s U-pick season. Farm operations across the state are working so they can safely open and operate in...

Michigan’s animal agriculture leaders responded to state and national news of processor shutdowns that some fear will create food shortages around the country. In particular,...

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is recognizing 31 farms for implementing appropriate pollution prevention...

As Michigan’s food and farming community was already struggling to overcome the severe weather and low commodity prices from 2019, the COVID-19 global pandemic...

In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations designed to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19),...

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and the Michigan Agricultural Preservation Fund Board (APFB) awarded $1.9 million in agricultural preservation fund grants to...

State Veterinarian Nora Wineland, DVM, released the following statement regarding two newly identified bovine tuberculosis (TB) infected herds. "Movement investigations from the bovine TB positive...

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed March as Michigan Food and Agriculture Month, to honor and celebrate Michigan’s farmers, the diversity of products grown and...

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Department of Natural Resources recently signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the...

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Rainfall last week hampered significant planting progress in Michigan, leaving 2.0 days suitable for fieldwork. According to USDA’s weekly Crop Progress Report for Michigan, it’s...

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand today announced that the department is investing $281 million in 106...

With the assistance of Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan and the Michigan Apple Committee, the Michigan Agritourism Association (MATA) released the 13th annual edition...
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