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Rainfall Boosts Quality of all Michigan Field Crops, Increased Disease Pressure...

Field Crops Adequate rainfall events occurred across a majority of the State as growing conditions improved, according to Marlo D. Johnson, Director of the Great...

Farm Bureau Says Secure Border, H-2A Reform Efforts Not Linked

The demand by the American Farm Bureau and state farm bureaus that the Biden Administration secure the southern border is not a precondition for...

Lack of Semiconductor Chips Expected to Impact Agriculture into 2022

The shortage of semiconductor chips has been making news in the automotive industry for months. Instead of full lots of vehicles waiting for that...

Commentary: How the Chicken McNugget Changed American Agriculture

It was 1979, and the hamburger was safely secure atop the fast food menu.  While there were many variations, all hamburgers began with ground...

Michigan Blueberry Grower’s Dedication to State, National Grower Organizations

Michigan blueberry grower Shelly Hartmann has served on the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council for the better part of a decade. Now she is taking...

USHBC and Pagoda Celebrate the Arrival of USA Fresh Blueberries in...

After years of hard work and bilateral negotiation, consumers in China can finally enjoy fresh blueberries from the United States—the birthplace of modern blueberry...

Good Prospects For 2021 Michigan Peach Crop

Early varieties of Michigan peaches are getting plucked from their trees and are available for purchase. Mark Schilling, owner of Mick Klug Farm, Schilling...

Manure Haulers Stay Ahead of the Curve Thanks to a Program...

It takes know-how, experience, and training to help prevent manure spills, and a new program from the Michigan Farm Bureau Family of Companies and...

Farm Bill Policies Keep Sustainable Family Farms Alive

The Sugar Beat by Phillip Hayes Across the country, there are 11,000 family farmers that grow sugarbeets and sugarcane. Many of these farms have been passed down...

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Repeal RFS

The National Corn Growers Association strongly opposes a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate this week, referred to as the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination...

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