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Michigan Field Crop Planting Surges, Fruit Pollination Slows

Field Crops Despite timely rainfall in many areas, producers made significant planting progress, according to Marlo Johnson, Director of the Great Lakes Regional Office of...

Crop Progress: Michigan Sugarbeet Planting Nears Completion, Fruit Growers Still Assessing...

Field Crops Colder temperatures prevailed as scattered rainfall aided crop progress in some areas, according to Marlo Johnson, Director of the Great Lakes Regional Office...

USDA Announces May 2021 Lending Rates for Agricultural Producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for May 2021, which are effective May 3. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans...

USDA: Biden’s First 100 Days

Since January 20, 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration has been on a mission to Build Back Better. From the American Rescue Plan to the American...

USDA Improves Livestock Insurance Policies with New Options

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is updating livestock insurance policies to improve options for producers and to create additional opportunities for producers to participate....

USDA Selects Four Michigan Conservation Projects for Funding Through Partnership Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it is investing $330 million in 85 locally driven, public-private partnerships to address climate change, improve the nation’s...

Planting Progress in Michigan Advances Despite Cold Temperatures, Scattered Precipitation

Field Crops Michigan experienced generally colder temperatures accompanied by a few scattered rain and snow events, according to Marlo Johnson, director of the Great Lakes...

Positive Stories for Michigan’s Field, Fruit Crops in Latest Progress Report

Field Crops Michigan experienced a few rain showers accompanied by brief dips into colder temperatures, according to Marlo Johnson, Director of the Great Lakes Regional...

USDA Invests More Than $330 Million in Specialty Crops Grants, Incentives...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tuesday announced the availability of more than $330 million to help agricultural producers and organizations in the food...

Michigan Growers Taking Advantage of Warm, Dry Weather in Latest Crop...

Field Crops Much needed rainfall was reported across many areas of the state last week. The precipitation was accompanied by continued warm temperatures and generally...

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