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Farm-Fatality Legislation Moves Forward; Senate to Consider It

Legislation aimed at protecting family farmers from fines after a workplace accident is one step closer to passing. The Michigan House approved House Bill 4031...

Michigan Farm Bureau, Mich. Recycling Coalition Partner on Ag Film Plastic...

A pilot program in Mid-Michigan is offering a new way to recycle many kinds of film plastic commonly used for farming. The pilot program started...

Michigan FFA Foundation Launches Ag Heritage License Plate Corporate Pledge Challenge

The Michigan FFA Foundation has launched the Ag Heritage License Plate Corporate Pledge Challenge, encouraging state-based agricultural business entities to utilize the specialty plates...

Mexico Supreme Court Decision Expands U.S. Potato Market

United States potato growers are celebrating a major victory following a decision by Mexico’s supreme court allowing for an expansion of U.S. fresh potato imports. The 5-0 ruling Wednesday overturned a lower court’s decision from 2017. Right now, Mexico...

USDA Grant Funds Available to Help Michigan Farmers Affected by Pandemic

Michigan specialty crop producers and dairy farmers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are now eligible for new assistance from the USDA. A $330 million USDA...

USDA to Discontinue Farmers to Families Food Box Program

The Farmers to Families Food Box program will not continue during the Biden administration, with the USDA aiming to replace it. Launched in 2020 under...

Michigan’s Congressional Delegation Supporting ITC Investigation of Cucumber, Squash Imports

It’s round three for Michigan specialty crop growers in calling for another investigation by the International Trade Commission into unfair trade practices negatively affecting...

Missaukee County Teacher Named Michigan Farm Bureau Educator of the Year

During National Agriculture Week, March 21-27, Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) announced Lake City first-grade teacher Jen Nichols as its 2021 Educator of the Year....

MDARD Reports Technical Issues with Agricultural Water Use Reporting System

Winter is normally a good time to complete the many filings and reports farmers need to complete as part of running an agricultural business....

MDARD Clarifies ‘Food and Ag worker’ Definition for March 1 COVID...

After receiving multiple questions regarding what defines a “food and ag worker” as outlined in an updated Michigan Department of Health and Human Services...

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