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MFB Encourages Members to Weigh in on State and Federal Legislative...

The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) on Nov. 12 published 15 additional draft federal and state legislative district maps. The new draft maps...

Michigan Senate Revisits MAEAP Legislation with Limited Session Days Remaining

The Senate Appropriations Committee this week passed Senate Bill 494, legislation to continue the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) and renew the fertilizer...

Michigan Ranks Among Nation’s Top Pumpkin Producers

A billion pounds of pumpkins. It certainly sounds like a lot, but would you believe that kind of production comes from just six states? While...

Public Comment Opportunities Available for Federal, State District Maps

The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) recently announced details for the second round of public comment opportunities on their proposed new federal and...

Farmers Have Much to Celebrate in New State Budget

A new $70 billion state budget includes many victories for agriculture, with key programs maintaining, or seeing boosts in funding, along with new initiatives...

African Swine Fever Vaccine Candidate Shows Success

Pork producers are finally getting some good news when it comes to African swine fever (ASF). USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) says one of its...

House Dems Scrap Plan to Change Stepped-Up Basis, For Now

Months of hard work from farmers and ag interests across the nation to protect stepped-up basis appears to be paying off. House democrats have been...

‘Americans For Family Farmers’: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

The president of a group claiming to support “family farms” has deep ties to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and efforts...

HOS Exemption for Livestock Haulers Extended

Livestock haulers are getting some good news from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The administration announced it is extending the exemption from hours-of-service...

EPA Ban on Chlorpyrifos Devastating for Michigan Farmers

A surprise decision from the EPA to ban the use of chlorpyrifos on food is sending shockwaves through Michigan’s agricultural community and leaving growers concerned...

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