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MDARD Reminding Industrial Hemp Growers about FSA Crop Acreage Reporting Requirement

Under the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) final rule for hemp production, all registered hemp growers are required to report their hemp crop...

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Seeks Proposals for Food...

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is seeking grant proposals for food safety education and training as part of the annual...

MDARD Announces Public Input Opportunity for 2022 Rural Development Fund Grants...

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Wednesday announced a public input opportunity for the Rural Development Fund Grants Program. To ensure effective...

Consumer Advisory: Invasive Box Tree Moth Detected in Michigan Nurseries, Greenhouses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has identified box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) in nurseries and greenhouses...

Despite Challenges, Michigan Food and Agriculture Exports Boomed in 2020

Despite all the challenges and uncertainties the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it, Michigan’s agricultural exports saw considerable growth in 2020. According to the U.S....

New Podcast Helps Michiganders Prepare for Mosquito Season

If you can prevent mosquito bites, you can prevent mosquito-borne diseases. The message seems simple enough—and it holds true for both humans and animals—but...

MDARD Food and Ag Grants Aim to Spark Growth, Meet Consumer...

During its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development voted to approve Food and Agriculture Investment Fund grants for...

Multi-State Conservation Project Awarded Nearly $8 Million for Western Lake Erie...

Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) announced that a multi-state conservation program--led by Indiana and including the Michigan...

Michigan Beekeepers Can Sign Up to Receive Email Alerts Notifying Before...

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell and Senator Rick Outman (R-Six Lakes) announced this week that the state’s beekeepers...

MDARD Celebrates Stewardship Week with MACD

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), in partnership with the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts (MACD), is celebrating Stewardship Week, April...

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