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Michigan Corn, Soybean Conditions Hold Steady, Dry Bean Conditions Slide

Field Crops Growing conditions remained satisfactory across the majority of the state although rainfall decreased in most areas, according to Marlo D. Johnson, Director of...

How the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Demonstrate the Importance of Ag Trade

By: Jason Hafemeister, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Beginning July 23, all eyes will be on Japan as it hosts...

Rainfall Boosts Quality of all Michigan Field Crops, Increased Disease Pressure...

Field Crops Adequate rainfall events occurred across a majority of the State as growing conditions improved, according to Marlo D. Johnson, Director of the Great...

Deadline Fast Approaching for Conservation Reserve Program General Signup

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reminding producers and landowners that the signup deadline for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) current general signup...

USDA to Provide Pandemic Assistance to Livestock Producers for Animal Losses

Livestock and poultry producers who suffered losses during the pandemic due to insufficient access to processing can apply for assistance for those losses and...

Michigan Corn Condition Improves, Blueberry and Wheat Harvest Continues

Field Crops Rain showers fell across a majority of the state as growing conditions remained generally favorable, according to Marlo D. Johnson, Director of the...

USDA Announces $500 Million for Expanded Meat, Poultry Processing Capacity

On Friday, USDA announced it intends to make significant investments to expand processing capacity and increase competition in meat and poultry processing to make...

USDA: Producers Can Now Utilize Crops Anytime and Receive Full Prevented...

Agricultural producers with crop insurance can hay, graze or chop cover crops for silage, haylage or baleage at any time and still receive 100%...

Michigan Plants Fewer Corn, Dry Bean Acres and More Soybean, Wheat...

Michigan farmers planted fewer corn acres and more soybean acres in 2021 than they did in 2020. The 2021 planting season was very favorable...

RMA Strengthens Insurance Policies Including Dry Beans, Dry Peas and Wheat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making improvements to crop insurance to better enable agricultural producers to manage risk on their operations.  Specifically,...

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