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USDA to Begin Payments for Producers Impacted by 2018, 2019 Natural...

More than $1 billion in payments will be released over the next several weeks starting June 15 for agricultural producers with approved applications for...

Commentary: Federal Judges are the New Food Police

Those thick, grilled pork chops, tasty pork burgers, and savory bacon may soon be hard to find thanks to action by a federal judge....

National Cherry Festival Returns for 95th Year With Focus on Local

One of Michigan’s biggest and most iconic festivals is back this year. The National Cherry Festival is celebrating its 95th year with fewer events...

Feds Raid Boersen Farms Amid Fraud Investigation

Federal and state authorities raided Boersen Farms LLC on Wednesday, Michigan Farm News has learned. Henry Pletscher, public information officer for IRS-Criminal Investigation (Detroit field...

USDA to Begin Work to Strengthen Enforcement of the Packers and...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin work on three proposed rules to support enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards (P&S) Act, the...

Watching Wheat Diseases Ahead of Harvest

Cool temperatures at the beginning of the season and dry weather now have kept most wheat diseases at bay. However, there is one exception...

Michigan Farm Bureau: EPA’s Repeal of Navigable Waters Rule Disappointing to...

The EPA and the Department of Army announced their intent to revise the definition of waters of the United States (WOTUS). EPA Administrator Michael Regan...

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Seeks Proposals for Food...

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is seeking grant proposals for food safety education and training as part of the annual...

EPA Announces Plans to Revise WOTUS Definition; AFBF, House Ag Committee...

On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Army (the agencies) announced their intent to revise the definition of the waters...

Groundbreaking Multi-Country Collaboration Announced to Benefit Great Lakes Wheat Farmers

On Wednesday, the Michigan Wheat Program, Michigan State University, Grain Farmers of Ontario, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), and...

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