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Strong Commodity Prices, Improved Financial Conditions Boost Ag Economy Barometer

The Ag Economy Barometer rose in March to 177, the highest reading for the barometer since the record high reading of 184 in October. This month’s...

Weighing the Benefits, Risks of Early Planted Soybeans in Michigan

When it comes to research, Golden Harvest does a lot of work with farmers on things like planting rates, fertility, or planting dates. According to...

USDA Opens CFAP 2, Announces Funding Available for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers,...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Monday announced the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide...

USDA Celebrates 5 Million Acres Enrolled in Conservation Easements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and private landowners have partnered to protect more than 5 million acres of wetlands, grasslands, and prime farmland...

$100 Billion for Broadband Included in Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

President Biden’s infrastructure plan introduced last week, The American Jobs Plan, includes money to step up efforts surrounding rural broadband. “Millions of Americans lack access...

USDA Marks April as Invasive Plant Pest, Disease Awareness Month; Partnering...

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared April 2021 as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month (IPPDAM). The national outreach initiative...

Some Hoping for Stronger Commitment to Ethanol in Biden Infrastructure Plan

Biofuel groups say President Biden’s infrastructure package overlooks the need to expand access to low-carbon biofuels like corn ethanol. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor...

Planter and Seed Readiness Sets the Stage for 2021 Crops

The month of April is here, and Michigan planters are ready to go to work, or they should be by now. Today’s planter technology...

Michigan Allied Poultry Industries, Michigan Grown Partnering for Easter Egg Contest

Michigan's hens produce more than 4 billion eggs each year, and while eggs are enjoyed any time during the year, they are a cornerstone...

USTR Report Cites Impediments to U.S. Dairy Exports

The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) urged the Biden Administration to work to eliminate foreign tariffs on...

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