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Appeals Court Rules Against Michigan Farmworkers, Farmers

A nine-page filing Wednesday by the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against farmworkers and farm owners, plaintiffs in a case against the Michigan Department...

NRCS Final Rule a ‘Missed Opportunity’ in Wetland Determination Appeals Process

Unless challenged and revised further, it appears farmers will continue to remain powerless in the Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation Final Rule made...

Farmworkers Leaving Michigan Due to State’s COVID-19 Testing Mandate

Michigan farmworkers are leaving unpicked fields and orchards. They say it’s driven by the state’s new emergency order requiring mandatory testing for COVID-19. In Grand...

Judges Rules Against Farmworkers in MDHHS Testing Mandate

U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney of the Western District of Michigan issued a ruling late Friday denying a request from farmworkers and their employers...

Agricultural Employers, Employees File Legal Challenge to MDHHS COVID-19 Testing Mandate

An emergency order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Aug. 3 mandating COVID-19 testing by farm employers with 20...

Ag Coalition Calls on Congress to Assist in Expanded COVID-19 Testing,...

The American Farm Bureau Federation and 30 U.S. produce industry organizations on July 28 urged Congress to provide additional resources to assist growers in...

MSU Extension Hosting ‘Manure Management Virtual Field Day’

Michigan State University will host a Manure Management Virtual Field Day at 10 a.m., July 21, starting with MSU Extension Educators Erica Rogers and...

Extreme Heat, Lack of Rain Taking Toll on Michigan Crops

In some areas, the heat and lack of rain are beginning to take a heavy toll on potential yields that are being compromised each...

SBA Resumes Paycheck Protection Program applications

Effective July 6, the Small Business Administration has resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program loan applications in response to the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act,...

USMCA in Effect: MFB Welcomes Positive News for Michigan Farmers

With all the negative news facing the state’s farmers this year, Michigan Farm Bureau President Carl Bednarski, a Tuscola County farmer, said July 1,...

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