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Farm Employment Seminars to Educate on Labor, Compliance Issues

Navigating H-2A, finding labor, training, and keeping up with the latest COVID regulations can be difficult. However, the Great Lakes Ag Labor Services, Michigan...

USDA Releases Batch of Reports, Including 2021 Crop Size, Yield

Arguably one of the biggest days of the year for USDA reports, the agency will release a total of 14 reports by 3 p.m. Grain...

MABA Winter Conference Giving Members Tools, Ideas to Inform Business Decisions

Normalcy is starting to creep back into Michigan events. The Michigan Agri-Business Association’s Winter Conference kicked off ag meeting season this week and will wrap...

American Farm Bureau Establishes 2022 Policies

Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 103rd Convention Wednesday adopted policies to guide the organization’s work in 2022. Key topics...

India to Open Market for U.S. Pork After Dec Facto Ban

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauded the U.S. and Indian government’s announcement on Tuesday to allow imports of U.S. pork and pork products...

Daley Proposes Bill to Boost Michigan Biofuels, Expand Clean Options at...

State Sen. Kevin Daley on Tuesday introduced legislation that would help grow alternative fuel production in Michigan and provide cleaner, more affordable options for Michigan drivers...

USDA Offers Expanded Conservation Program Opportunities to Support Climate Smart Agriculture...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing several new and expanded opportunities for climate smart agriculture in 2022....

MFB Excellence in Ag Award Winner Takes Second Place in National...

MFB’s 2021 Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture Award winner Loren King brought his insight and expertise in farm advocacy and technology to the national...

U.S. Meat Production Slowing As COVID Cases Rise

Meat companies and union officials tell Reuters that rising COVID-19 infections among workers are forcing meat plants to slow production and the government to...

MDARD’s Office of Rural Development to Fill Gaps, Expand Opportunities for...

To start the new year, Gov. Whitmer signed an executive directive to establish a new office within MDARD. The Office of Rural Development has been...

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