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MDARD Reminding Industrial Hemp Growers about FSA Crop Acreage Reporting Requirement

Under the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) final rule for hemp production, all registered hemp growers are required to report their hemp crop...

MDHHS Updates COVID Testing Order for Agricultural Workers

This week the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated its COVID-19 testing order for agricultural employees. Fully vaccinated workers will now be...

Michigan Bean Commission Shifts Focus to 2022 Acres, Keeping up with...

Michigan’s dry bean planting is just about to wrap up as quickly as it started. Dry weather has played into the favor of dry...

USDA: Don’t Forget to File Acreage Reports

Farmers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after planting should make an appointment with their local Farm Service Agency office before...

U.S., EU Reach Deal to End Trade Dispute Over Subsidies

President Biden and European Union leaders reached an agreement to halt the long-running trade dispute over subsidies for Boeing and Airbus. According to a report...

Setting the Groundwork for a Healthy Silage Crop in 2021

Now that corn is 100 percent planted, growers are now focusing on nourishing the crop to make good silage. Jason Fettig, DEKALB technical agronomist, says...

USDA Announces Additional Aid to Ag Producers and Businesses in Pandemic...

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced additional aid to agricultural producers and businesses as part of the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Earlier this...

USDA Announces Dates for CRP General, Grassland Signups

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set a July 23, 2021, deadline for agricultural producers and landowners to apply for the Conservation Reserve...

Celebrating National Dairy Month with Ashley Messing-Kennedy, Sheridan Dairy

June is National Dairy Month. There’s no question of how vital dairy is to the state’s economy. Michigan’s 1,200 dairy farm families rank 6th...

Michigan Crop Quality Declines Again But Holds Stong

Field Crops Nearly 30 percent of the state was experiencing severe drought conditions, according to Marlo D. Johnson, Director of the Great Lakes Regional Office...

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