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Industry Groups Raise the Alarm on U.S.-Mexico Trade Relationship

27 leading food and agriculture associations have sent a letter communicating growing concerns over the rapid deterioration of the U.S.-Mexico trade relationship to Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack...

“Oppressive” Heat to End the Week, Start the Next Will Be...

Headed into the overnight on Wednesday, Michigan will remain dry. Areas south of I-96 could pick up from a tenth of rain to a...

Dairy Farmers Donate Milk and Cheese to Michigan Food Banks

The Mideast area of DFA Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has donated over 50,000 gallons of milk and 25,000 pounds of cheddar cheese to...

Michigan Dairy Farmers Deliver Coolers to Food Pantries

Eighteen local food banks across Michigan have been awarded milk refrigeration units as part of a United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) pilot grant...

Executive Order Grants Temporary Extension of Driver’s Licenses, Vehicle Registrations

Under a new Executive Order (EO – 2020-47) signed on April 13 and effective immediately, Michigan’s Secretary of State will be allowed to grant...

EGLE Updates New Livestock Operation Permit

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) released a revised general permit last week for roughly 260 Michigan livestock producers. The...

State Department Interview Waivers for H-2 Visas is Good News for...

The U.S. State Department has authorized officers to expand the categories of H-2 visa applicants eligible to waive an in-person interview. Secretary Mike Pompeo, in...

Consumer Response to COVID-19 Drives Grocery Demand, Prices

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order closing restaurants to on-premise consumption as a COVID-19 risk mitigation effort, means 51% of the meals normally consumed outside...

February Ag Economy Barometer Hits New All-Time High

By James Mintert and Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture The Ag Economy Barometer rose slightly compared to a month earlier, with a reading of...

February Supply and Demand Report Raises World Soybean Stocks

WHEAT: The outlook for 2019/20 U.S. wheat is for stable supplies, increased exports, and decreased ending stocks. The only supply or use category that...

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